Does anyone ever hear back from craigslist job ads?

Maybe it’s just me. I consider myself to be fairly skilled at what I do. After all, I’ve written for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, BusinessWeek Online and a host of respected magazines and newspapers.

Yet, whenever I reply to a help-wanted job for writers at craigslist — even when I reply to some of the crappier postings on the site — I receive no response.

It’s like I’m throwing my writing samples and resume’ into a black hole.

I was beginning to think it was just me. I must be doing something wrong, I figured. Then I spoke to a friend in public relations who is looking for a new job. She, too, says that she never gets responses from craigslist. And whenever she puts her own ads on craigslist — looking for work — she only receives generic replies from headhunters or multi-level marketing folks.

I was relieved to find out that it wasn’t just me. But that doesn’t make the craigslist silence any less annoying.

What’s wrong with me, craigslisters? Why do you ignore me so?