When will I hear the result?
Employers do not like to contact people to tell them that they have not been hired. Therefore it is a good idea to contact the employer 1 week after the application deadline to find out the status of the vacancy. A good rule of thumb is that if you have not been hired 1 month after the deadline, they do not want to employ you.
Getting feedback and further follow-up
It is a good idea to take the initiative and contact the employer for feedback. It shows that you are interested and take matters into your own hands when needed.