If you are currently in the job market – I would encourage you to keep a list of your contacts and companies. So many times I ask candidates which companies or positions they have applied for and they don’t have any idea. They go on the internet job boards and apply to all the positions they see without doing much research on the company.
When you apply to a position or hear about a position, keep track of your opportunities in a Spreadsheet. I would track the date you applied along with the job title and Req ID #.
It is really helplful for any agency recruiters to know where you have applied as well. If you have applied to a position on your own, there is nothing a recruiter can do to help you. Companies are not going to allow for a candidate to be submitted to a job if they have already applied on their own. As most people know, their resume gets lost in the “black hole” applicant tracking system.
Additionally, you can look back at your track sheet and do your research through LinkedIn and see who you may know at those companies for another way in.