Any applicant who applies online through your careers page will automatically sync with your Greenhouse Recruiting account. However, there may be times when you want to bypass your career page application form and manually add candidates or prospects instead.
In Greenhouse Recruiting, a candidate is someone who applied for the job and is in the hiring pipeline. A prospect is someone who has not applied for a job but who you want to consider for future opportunities.
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Manually add a candidate
To add a new candidate, hover over Add at the top of the page, then click Add a Candidate.
Select the Job for the candidate. If needed, you can select the Initial Stage to place the candidate in the correct place in the interview process.
Enter the candidate's information in the fields. Any required fields will be marked with an asterisk (*).
Upload any documents for the candidate at the bottom of the page.
When you're done, click Add this candidate.
If you do not want to type out all the information for a candidate, you can upload their resume to be automatically processed (or "parsed") by Greenhouse Recruiting.
To automatically process a resume, click and drag the file into the top left corner on the Candidate page. You can also click Choose File to locate an upload a file.
Wait for Greenhouse Recruiting to process the resume. When it's finished, verify that the candidate's information is correct. Embedded images or other resume layouts may cause the candidate's information to be uploaded incorrectly.
When everything looks good, click Add this candidate.
Manually add a prospect
Prospects, unlike candidates, are not tied to a specific job. When you identify a prospect, it represents an individual who is not applying to a job, but instead is maintaining a relationship with the recruiter in hopes they will eventually be a good fit for an opening.
You can upload a prospect by selecting the Prospect tab at the top of the Add a Candidate page.
Adding a prospect is exactly the same as adding a candidate, except you can add a prospect to multiple jobs, departments, or offices.
However, the workflow for adding a prospect is identical. See the section above for more information on adding a new candidate.
Upload candidates with email
If you don't want to parse resumes through the Candidates page, you can also send candidates to Greenhouse Recruiting through email to be automatically processed through Maildrop. Maildrop works best when you're consistently receiving candidates for the same job post and need to manually add them to Greenhouse Recruiting.
To add candidates through Maildrop, select Forward Resume via Email on the Candidates page.
Locate the job in the list, and copy the associated email address.
Attach the candidate's resume to a new email, and place the job email address in the "To" field.
Send the email. The candidate will be processed and added to Greenhouse Recruiting.
Adding multiple candidates through email
Maildrop can also be used to add multiple candidates to a single job post. To add multiple candidates, attach their resumes to an email and write BULK in the subject line of the message.
When the email is sent, the attached resumes will be processed.