Add a custom application question to a job post

Permissions:Site Admin, and Job Admin who can create, edit, and delete job posts

Product tier:Available for all subscription tiers

Custom application questions allow your organization to collect information from candidates when they apply for a job.

Add custom application questions to future job posts

Custom application questions can be added to future jobs by creating atemplate job. Once the template job is created, it is saved as a draft that can be copied to future job posts.

Note: When adding a custom question to your template job, make sure tolink responses to a candidate fieldif you intend to report on custom application questions across many jobs. This action allows you to report on the linked candidate fields across all associated jobs using theessential candidate reports.

Add custom application questions to a single job post

To add custom application questions to a job post, clickJobsfrom your navigation bar and select ajobfrom the list.

Screenshot of a job on the All Jobs page

From theJob Dashboardpage, clickJob Setupand navigate toJob Postson the left.

Screenshot of the job posts link

Navigate to the job post from the list and click theEditicon.

Screenshot of the edit icon next to a job name

From theEdit Your Job Postpage, scroll to theCustom Application Questionssection and clickAdd Custom Question.

Screenshot of the add custom question button

From theAdd Custom Questionbox, input the following:

Note: Responses to custom application questions can only be reported on one job at a time (read morehere). If you intend to report on custom application questions across many jobs, be sure tolink responses to a candidate field. This action allows you to report on the linked candidate fields across all associated jobs using theessential candidate reports.

Additionally, if you selectAttachmentas theAnswer Type, candidate attachments cannot exceed a file size of 500 MB.

Screenshot of the add button in the add custom question window

When finished, clickAdd. Repeat this process for every question you'd like to add.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and clickSaveto confirm the addition of the custom application question(s).

Your custom question(s) is now added to the job application.

Screenshot of the custom application question added to the job application

Add custom application questions to job posts in bulk

To begin, clickJobsfrom your navigation bar.

Screenshot of the jobs link

Use thefilter panelto narrow down your list of jobs as needed.

Individually selector use theselect-allcheckbox to include your list of jobs in the bulk action.

Once selected, clickExternal Jobs PostsorInternal Job Posts.

Screenshot of the all jobs dashboard

Navigate to theCustom Questionstab and clickAdd New Question.

Screenshot of the custom questions tab

From theAdd Custom Questionbox, input the following:

  • Question
  • Description (optional)
  • Answer type
  • Privacy setting

Note: It isn't possible to link responses to a candidate field during the bulk workflow. Follow the steps inthis sectionto add an existing custom question with a linked candidate field to job posts in bulk.

Additionally, if you selectAttachmentas theAnswer Type, candidate attachments cannot exceed a file size of 500 MB.

When finished, clickAdd.

Screenshot of the add button

如果你想使所需的问题,点击theellipsisicon next to the newly created job and selectrequiredfrom the dropdown.

Screenshot of the requirement ellipses dropdown

Repeat this process for every question you'd like to add.

ClickSave and Exitat the bottom of the page when finished.

Add custom application questions with a linked candidate field to job posts in bulk

Linking a custom question to a candidate field is not available when creating a new question during the bulk workflow. This section provides a workaround to ensure your existing question is added to job posts in bulk.

Note:Your custom question must already exist with a linked candidate field in order to complete this workflow. Follow the steps inthis sectionto add a new question to a job post.

To begin, clickJobsfrom your navigation bar.

Screenshot of the jobs button

Use thefilter panelto narrow down your list of jobs as needed.

Individually selector use theselect-allcheckbox to include your list of jobs in the bulk action.

Note:Be sure to select the job post(s) that include the questions linked to a candidate field.

Once selected, clickExternal Jobs PostsorInternal Job Posts.

Screenshot of the all jobs dashboard

Navigate to theCustom Questionstab.

Click theellipsisicon next to the linked question and selectRequiredorOptionalfrom the dropdown.

Screenshot of the custom questions tab

Repeat this process for each question.

ClickSave and Exitwhen done.

View a candidate's response to a custom application question

A candidate's answers to custom application questions are located in theApplicationsection of the candidate's profile.

Screenshot of the job post questions section on a candidate profile