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Going this route can certainly try your patience, but patience is key here. These days, most recruiters and companies are overwhelmed with the number of applications received for any given job available.
If you've applied for a job via an online application form, you will typically get an auto email response once you hit the Submit button—this response will confirm the receipt of your application, and in most cases, will outline what to expect next. Pay close attention to what this email states.
Many auto email responses will state that a subsequent email will follow if the company or recruiter determines that you’re a good match for the job. Note the emphasis on the word "if." Should you receive an auto email response after applying for a job that uses the word "if," and if, say, two or three months pass and you haven't heard anything about the job, you can likely assume that you will not be called in for an interview. This isn't always the case but frequently it is.
If you feel you must follow up after submitting a job application, try to find the hiring manager for the position via LinkedIn, and then compose a brief, polite inquiry into the status of your application.