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Add Custom Candidate Field


Candidate fields are structured data fields that allow your organization to capture relevant information about your candidate.  By default, candidate fields include:

  • Contact Information
  • Candidate Source
  • Responsible Recruiter and Coordinator
  • etc...

To record other information about candidates in a standardized format (e.g. College/University), your organization can add custom candidate fields.

Click on the Configure icon configure.png in the upper right-hand corner and navigate to Custom Options on the left-hand panel.


Click Candidates under Company Custom Fields


Click + Add Field.

Note: Alternatively, you can click the Edit icon edit.png next to an existing candidate field to edit it. Be aware that it is not possible to update the field type of an existing field.


Use the Create New Candidate Field dialog box to give the custom candidate field a name, optional description, and type.

Note: Once saved, the type for your new custom candidate field cannot be changed.


If you would like to use the value of the custom candidate field in email and offer letter templates, put a check in the box next to Create new email token.

By default, the field will display on the Details tab of the candidate profile page.  If you'd like to restrict access to the field to only users with access to the Private tab, put a check in the box next to Mark Private

Click Save.


In addition to being able to view these additional details on the candidate profile page, any custom fields that you add to the candidate profile page will be included when you export candidate details to Excel via the Candidates tab.

If you're interested in linking application responses to candidate fields, click here.