I remember a teacher in middle school once saying that when he got job applications he put them in a pile, waited a week, and if he hadn't heard from the applicant again, threw them away. Though this always struck me as a bit foolish (introverts are often great problem solvers), I have never forgotten the advice.
That was, of course, before the advent of online job applications. In this digital age, does the advice to contact potential employers still hold? When the first step in a job application is to fill out a form online, how can you do that? Does reviewing your application and/or checking application status improve your chances of getting a job?