SOURCE: StartWire


February 10, 2016 07:00 ET

StartWire Application Tracking Engine Tracks More Than 200,000 Applications With 13,000 Employers

Company's Technology Designed to End the Dreaded Application Black Hole Reaches Major Milestone

LEBANON, NH--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2016) - StartWire, America's number one job search organizer, today announced significant adoption of its advanced Application Tracking Engine. This first-of-its-kind technology is now used to track applications at more than 13,000 companies, representing over 200,000 individual job seeker applications. As a result, those candidates can avoid the application black hole typically encountered and gain insight into the status of their applications.

"There is perhaps nothing more frustrating for the job seeker than not knowing where they stand in the process -- whether they are still being considered or if their application was even received," said Andrew Katz, executive vice president and general manager of StartWire. "Our mission was to create a platform that could fill in those blanks and provide candidates with automatic status updates on the jobs to which they apply. Given the growing number of companies we're adding to our network, and the increasing number of candidates leveraging this solution, the value of our Application Tracking Engine is clear."

StartWire developed its Application Tracking Engine in 2011 with the main goal of disrupting the typical job seeker experience of applying for a position and never receiving any communications about their status. Since then, this unique, automated solution has enabled thousands of job seekers to track the application for any job they applied to through a company website, job board or other online listing and receive updates via email or text message.

With a centralized location to track applications and receive updates, candidates can avoid having to log into the various systems used to apply to jobs to get status updates, saving significant time as they conduct their job search. Not only does this provide insight into what is often a closed-door process, but it also enables users to stay organized as they search for a new career by keeping track of the jobs to which they applied, including the job title, company and application dates.

Based on user feedback, StartWire's Application Tracking Engine has provided job seekers with crucial insight into what happens after they apply to a job. Users appreciate how it keeps track of all of their applications, as well as where they applied, how long ago and the current status of their applications.

"Our Application Tracking Engine provides a simple, automatic solution to shine some much needed light where job applicants are typically left in the dark," Katz continued. "As we continue to grow our employer network and welcome new job seekers to the platform, we are pleased to provide more individuals with the answers to the crucial question of what happens after they apply to a job."

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About StartWire
StartWire is America's number one job search organizer with more than 7 million members. Job seekers across the US turn to StartWire to close the "resume black hole" by receiving automatic status updates from thousands of employers. Since its inception, StartWire has received rave reviews and coverage in US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, ERE, and Human Resource Executive. StartWire is headquartered near Dartmouth College in Lebanon, NH. For more information, visit