Don't be discouraged. I filled out an on-line app as per the store manager and never heard a thing. I went back to the store with a newly revised resume and cover letter and got a call within days. The manager explained that she received so many on line applications she was overwhelmed and preferred that I had left my resume there. The benefits of online applications are many, but with the glut of qualified unemployed the hiring personal must have hours of free time to go through the many apps that are received.
This goes for any job, be prepared, update, update, and did I mention:
UPDATE your resumes and cover letters.
LOOK PROFESSIONAL, never assume that even the most casual of jobs look at how you are dressed.
BE PREPARED-There is a website that has a outline to print off for a job interview- it is most helpful to fill out and take with you. You fill it out and you will not be stumbling over yourself when asked "those" typical interview questions, PLUS, it makes you look organized and prepared. I have received many compliments on just this one item.
I also want to add, when I applied a year or two ago for Panera, they had many job postings on-line for the café I was looking at. The manager that interviewed me stated he had no clue why these posting were there as it was a fairly new café and they had all the managers, shift leads, and bakers they needed, yet the posting remained for months.
My point in relating this is that if there is a job you want, go to the actual business and check on it yourself...of course doing all of the afore mentioned suggestions first!
Good Luck, and go get that job!