You all know that I am a big fan of aggregating everything into one, simple to use location. Whether I am watching my finances at Mint.com or Adaptu or tracking an upcoming trip with TripIt, looking up a recent purchase on Slice, or tracking insurance claims on Simplee, I am always trying to make my life simpler. If you are looking for a new job, I found a great tool for you. StartWire will pull in all of your job applications to one, simple platform.
What Is StartWire?
StartWire is both a job application portal and job application tracking platform. When you first head to the site, you are prompted to connect with either LinkedIn or Facebook, fill in a short profile, and upload a resume. From there, you can quickly blast your resume out to the big job boards and gives you suggested job openings.
Where the real power comes from, though, is the ability to forward a “your application has been received” email from over 5,600 employers and have StartWire take care of the heavy lifting. It will check your application status daily and send you an email letting you know of any status changes.
Having been in heavy job application mode in the past, I know this would have been an amazing resource to keep myself organized and know what is going on with each potential employer. This can save you hours checking on application status updates at each employer wondering if you are still in the running or have been rejected.
While this application will not remove the stress of job applications and unemployment, it can make the process a lot easier on you. That has to count for something. Oh, and also, it's free.
Job Application Tips
While we are on the topic of job applications, many of us are going through career changes and are deep in the process of finding a new job. Please share your strategy to stay organized in the comments.