I can’t remember how many application packets I’ve sent out this season. I haven’t heard anything at all. No news is bad news. I’m sending off another one today. I hate being “new to the scene.” It’s impossible to get experience when nobody will give you the first job. Academia is weird. It’s the only field I can think of where your future co-workers are the ones who hire you. If I was in their position I think I’d pass me over, too.