By linking an application question to a custom field on a candidate's profile, your organization can capture candidate responses to these questions in a structured format that is searchable and reportable.
Use Case: Your organization is hiring a Project Manager that will eventually transfer from your New York office to your Omaha office within a year and have included a question on the application asking candidates whether they are available to relocate. By linking the application question to a custom application field on the candidate's profile (e.g. Available to relocate) you can filter the candidates for the job by how they responded to this question.
In this article, we will cover how to create a new application question on a job post and link it to a custom application field so responses to the question will populate in the appropriate field on the candidate's profile.
With a custom field already created, click the All Jobs tab and select a job from the subsequent list.
Click Job Set up and navigate to Job Posts on the left-hand panel.
Select a job post from the list and click inline with the job post name.
From the Edit Your Job Post page, navigate to the Custom Application Questions panel and click Add Custom Question.
From the Add a Question dialog box, pose a question and provide a description, select a privacy setting, and whether a response to the question should be required.
From the Answers dropdown menu, select Link answers to a custom field on a candidate's profile. Select a custom application or candidate field from the secondary dropdown menu.
Note: Custom application questions can only be linked to the following field types:
- Short Textbox
- Long Textbox
- Single Select
- Multi Select
Click Add when finished.
Note: When a custom application question is linked to a custom application field, the question will inherit the Type and Privacy settings of the custom application field.
Back on the Edit Your Job Post page, the new custom application question will indicate that it is linked to a custom application field.