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Application Rules Overview


Application Rules are automatic actions applied to job post questions. These actions are triggered when an applicant's response to a question fulfills the conditions of the rule. By creating application rules, your organization can filter candidates into subsets defined by automated and customizable criteria. There are 2 possible application rules you can configure for your job posts:

Application Rules can be managed from a Job Posts page. Click All Jobs from the navigation bar and select a job from the subsequent list.


Click Job Setup and navigate to Job Posts on the left-hand panel.


Click Manage Rules inline with a specific job post for the job under the Application Rules column.


From the Rules page, you can edit, delete, and add new rules. Click edit.png to edit existing rules. If you would like to delete an existing rule, click delete.png.




With auto-tags you can automatically assign a certain tag to the candidate based on their response to an application question. This will allow your organization to then filter the list of candidates by tag(s) to view candidates who answered questions a certain way.

From the Add a Rule dialog box, select your question, the candidate response, and click the check box for tag.


Select tags from the drop-down menu. You can choose as many tags as you want. When you have finished, click Save.

For a more detailed look at configuring auto-tags, click here.



Note: Auto-reject is available in the Enterprise subscription tier, or the Core and Pro subscription tiers at an additional cost.

With auto-reject you can automatically reject candidate applications based on responses to custom job post questions.

From the Add a Rule dialog box, select your job post question, the candidate response, and click the check box for Auto-Reject. From the Rejection reason dropdown menu, select the rejection reason that will be assigned to the applicant who answers with the specified response.

Note: You can also tag auto-rejected candidates with customized candidate tags as well.


Optionally, you can also send a rejection e-mail to the applicant using a rejection email template. To send a rejection email, click Send email.

From the additional fields, select an Email Template to send, date the email should be sent, and the timezone. To learn more about customizing email templates, click here.

When finished, click Save.


For a more detailed look at configuring auto-reject, click here.