Job Application Status

Zoé Badovinac
Voice Over: English

Hello,
Two weeks ago, Nikki Mills asked the exact questions that have also been bothering me, as a new member.
I see that there were 3 replies, but when I click on them they do not open, so I am none the wiser.
Would people with experience please give some insight?
Nikki talked about how when one checks the status of auditions submitted, some say "viewed", indicating the date they were viewed, and others just have a dash, which looks at first glance as if no-one has looked at them. However, when you click into individual applications to see details, more often than not you see that even those with no viewing date given have been listened to multiple times, and that even after several days, with the numbers of views increasing, many applications will remain with no update to the status in the form of a viewing date.
Can anyone apart from the job poster/employer listen to our auditions, and consequently tot up the number of views? Are our auditions not private?
Is there a mechanism by which employers can listen to a submission, but because they are not interested, not update the status? Does a status update indicate you are shortlisted? I am trying to form some logical interpretation of the above-outlined inconsistent information.
Thank you, Nikki for asking the questions, and please share ay feedback you have had from admin.
Zoé Badovinac

Editorial Comment Hi Zoé,

Thanks for posting, If an application is viewed offline -for example if an employer only views the emailed submission - this does not register as 'Viewed' on the site. Emailed versions of the application are sent with a link to stream or download and files directly attached to your application, which will affect the view count on your file - though please note your own views can also count towards your file views. If your file has been uploaded to an application the it is automatically set to private. You also have the function to manually set the privacy status of all of your files in the "Studio" section of your profile.
The viewed message is shown next to your application when an employer actively interacts with your applications, so clicks 'yes', 'no', or 'maybe', looks at more of your images that the first shown with the quick view version of your application on their dash, clicks through to view your profile or expands your cover letter.
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us on [email protected]

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The Mandy Admin Team

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Nikki Mills
Voice Over: Welsh

Zoe... I found your post and thought I’d comment to hopefully alert you to where it is so you can see the response from Mandy x


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Zoé Badovinac
Voice Over: English

Thanks, Nikki. I am not sure how your post led to a discussion of incidental music!!!
Read the above admin response to my post, which is more informative than the one you got.
As I suspected, there is at least some positive connection between employers' more-than-cursory view of your submission and a viewing date acknowledgement. It indicates they've gone beyond listening from their email link, and have taken the next step in interest, even if they end up rejecting you. At least, that is what I understand from what admin said. So a dated viewing indicates at least, I think, that you are, or have been under consideration, not tossed aside immediately.
Out of 11 jobs I've applied for in the past 2 days of auditioning, I have had 6 viewed with date. I have no idea if this an average rate of return, or abysmal.... Maybe others can put that in context.
I hope I have interpreted this correctly, and that you will derive some encouragement from it!


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Michael Ashtiany
Voice Over: English

@Zoe, just to add to your post, your status will change to 'Under Consideration' if you have been shortlisted, although not all employers will mark it as this; I've been booked for jobs that have just shown as Viewed before.


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Michael Ashtiany
Voice Over: English

@Zoe, sorry I typed my post too quick, I'm not so great at multitasking lol. My main point I didn't explain was don't be too critical by the % of views, look out for Under Consideration status' as a good indicator of where you're at with the employer, however still getting viewed is a positive in itself. Like you said they are taking notice of your audition beyond the initial email. Best thing to do is once you've submitted your work is to forget about it and move on to the next job. Sometimes a job can be viewed and yet you don't hear anything for 4/5/6 weeks later


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Zoé Badovinac
Voice Over: English

Thanks Michael,
I agree, it is all a little vague, and sometimes there are no concrete indicators. I was shortlisted by a job this week, but never got the "Under Consideration" indication, they just messaged me and told me, and had me do an extra audition.
Another thing I am now noticing is that some auditions that were already viewed with a date status, say yesterday or the day before have a new "viewed" date of today, which again suggests to me that they are having another look at me, so is a good sign. Am I correct in that? I know it doesn't necessarily mean I will get the jobs, but it seems updated viewings are an indication of ongoing consideration.
Zoé


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Michael Ashtiany
Voice Over: English

Hey Zoe, yeah everytime they come back to your audition, the Viewed date will change. Also look out for Job Closed and Filled. Job Closed usually appears when they've had enough auditions but are still receiving them, so they shut the door but that doesn't necessarily mean they've picked someone. In these cases you'll maybe see your audition viewed but rather than say Viewed and the date, it will just say Job Closed. But you'll know it's recent if it's taken the top spot of most recently viewed jobs when you do a search.

All that being said though, (and this is easier said than done admittedly) best advice is try not to over analyze when jobs are viewed etc, instead try and send off and forget. It's easy to overthink a little when you see multiple views or even the employer showing as looking at your profile, but as is the nature of our industry you won't always get the outcome you hoped for, so to avoid all that, try not to look at the stats too often and enjoy the unexpected email you get saying you've been booked!


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Zoé Badovinac
Voice Over: English

Thank you Michael for your feedback - much appreciated.
I think as a newbie to the site, one gets a little obsessive about all the mechanisms!! But having some ball-park idea about what all the status changes might mean is encouraging.
I see you're a Manc, which I am too by birth and for 5 years in my youth. Great city, best years of my life. I was there in the 80s when it was really raving!


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David Sargent
Voice Over: English

Now that I am 210 applications in after being subscribed since May 2020, I find it utterly demoralising when a company posts a job that they emphasise as URGENT i.e to be recorded in the next 24/48 hours so you drop everything and record a submission and THEN it is not even looked at.


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Carla de Wansey
Voice Over: English

Worse still when you are asked to do another read for a company for a job you initially subbed for, and you spend ages editing and getting it sounding good...only to be told as you are sending it off, via another message from client "this post is now filled due to overwhelming interest," SO you have wasted an hour ....I was told 406 people subbed...250 asked to send in another read.....UTTERLY UTTERLY ridiculous amount to be asked to do a second read..Barking!


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Jane McIntyre
Voice Over: English

Agreed, Carla and David....having worked in radio news for years, I consider myself super quick at turning stuff round.....and then to find that the job has closed, or hasn't even been viewed, is a real bummer! Raising a comradely cuppa at the both of you this afternoon. We probably all need cake, too.... :)


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Carla de Wansey
Voice Over: English

Oh yes cake and a slab of choc..


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Lana Wildash
Voice Over: English

Hi Zoe,
Am a newbie to this too and finding the status thing a bit frustrating but have read all the responses and feel some encouragement ..Will just keep chugging along!


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Tony Coughlan
Voice Over: Scottish

Hi Zoe & Lana,

Michaels right it’s a cruel business and sometimes after the work you have put in to hear nothing is awful. But I recently went on a course not just for actors or voiceovers bit for anyone a nice life coaching course called ‘how to deal with rejection’ it was brilliant and really changed my outlook on applying in this business.

And really helped my wellbeing and mental health. The course was through Spotlight.

I’m not sure if you both are members but if you are it might be worth seeing if they’re doing it again.

If not just go into Google and type in ‘how to deal with rejection courses for voiceovers artists or actors.

It won’t help you get a job of course but will help your well being and give you some much needed confidence about your skills and yourselves as people.

Hope this helps

Take care

T :)


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