Job Seekers Ask for Updates on their Job Applications from Employers, StartWire Delivers

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New functionality makes that ‘thanks for applying’ email the key to closing the dreaded application black hole and getting hired

StartWire™ (http://www.startwire.com), a start-up focused on radically improving job search, today announced a major upgrade that addresses one of the big complaints of online job seekers: the dreaded ‘application black-hole’. The newest release of StartWire allows job seekers to track and get automatic updates on their job applications from thousands of employers by simply forwarding their application confirmation email to apps(at)startwire(dot)com.

Using this new feature, a job seeker simply shares basic information with StartWire about where they’ve applied and their application by emailing their ‘thanks for applying’ emails to apps(at)startwire(dot)com or completing a brief web form. StartWire’s application update engine then provides automatic alerts for all ‘tracked’ applications and instantly notifies the user with an email or text message alert if their job status changes. Additionally, StartWire’s recommendation engine provides job seekers with job and job search recommendations based on their actual application history.

“Just like TripIt.com brought order to chaos in the travel industry by allowing frequent flyers to organize and socialize their trips by simply emailing their disparate itineraries to plans@tripit.com, I believe this new release shows StartWire is doing the same in job search,” says Kim Mohiuddin of Movin’ On Up Resumes.

StartWire co-founder and EVP, Tim McKegney commented on the release: “Jobs seekers can now organize their job search, get automatic updates on their applications, find out who they know at a target company, and receive targeted job search recommendations…all by hitting the forward button in their inbox. And the best part is that StartWire™ is free and works across all industries and functions.”

Today’s release supports application alerts for more than 2,100 employers with that number set to grow to more than 5,000 in the coming weeks and months.

About StartWire™
StartWire™ launched in early 2011 to rave reviews and write-ups in US News & World Report, About.com, AOL Jobs, CNN, ERE, and HR Executive Magazine.

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