StartWire is designed to solve one of the most frustrating problems for job seekers: spending countless hours sending out applications and customising cover letters, then following up only to never hear back. StartWire tracks your applications so you're not in the dark.
The free service works by delivering daily status updates (via email and text message) on your job applications from over 5400 companies currently signed up with StartWire. You track your applications by forwarding your confirmation email to [email protected] or logging into the site and adding your application there. In your applications summary page on StartWire, you can see in one place, all your applications, whether they're active, stalled or no longer in the running.
If you wish, you can also connect your LinkedIn and Facebook accounts to the service to find "hidden insider connections" of people who might be able to help your application along, as well as similar jobs matching your recent applications.
StartWire has been compared to TripIt.com, but instead of organising your travel plans, it organises your job search, which can make looking for a new job much less stressful.