Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means that fall OCI is nearly here. Back in my day, keeping track of job applications was a tedious process. To keep track of all my applications (throw enough Jell-O at the wall, right?) I kept a spreadsheet full of law firms’ names, addresses, and contact information. I had a separate spreadsheet to track applications which made it past the initial stage of rejections. That spreadsheet helped me keep track of thank you cards and interview follow-ups. Luckily, that’s where new web application ApplyMate comes in. It could be the tool that helps you land the job of your dreams.
Managing Job Leads
Long before you can ace that interview, you need to find job openings and track your various applications. If you prowl numerous job sites a day, when you find a prospect, you can either apply on the spot or apply later at your convenience. With ApplyMate you can put the pertinent information in one spot as you’re searching various sites. Then, when you have the time (and willpower) to write a few cover letters, all you have to do is visit ApplyMate to see all of your pending applications along with contact information, web address, due dates, and any notes you want to include.
Probably the best feature of ApplyMate is its follow-up reminders. Once you begin to track a job lead in ApplyMate, you can set reminders for the application due date, an interview, and a follow-up. All of these reminders are exportable to your calendar, or you can subscribe to a private link through ApplyMate. The private link will, in theory, allow you to subscribe to a calendar with all of your job due dates and reminders. Unfortunately, I could not get the link to work. I’m hoping others have better success.
Even without the calendar option, I think it is great to have one place to track all your job applications. I know that when I get an email from a job list or see something on a random website, I tend to just e-mail myself. Unfortunately, those e-mails can get lost in the shuffle. This is a nice free site to keep everything in one central repository.