Add a custom application questions to a job post

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

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

Add custom application questions to future job posts

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

Click here to learn how to create a template job, including best practices.

Note: When adding a custom question to your template job, make sure to link responses to a candidate field if 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 the essential candidate reports.

Add custom application questions to a single job post

To add custom application questions to a job post, click Jobs from your navigation bar and select a job from the list.

From the Job Dashboard page, click Job Setup and navigate to Job Posts on the left.

Navigate to the job post from the list and click the Edit icon .

From the Edit Your Job Post page, scroll to the Custom Application Questions section and click Add Custom Question.

From the Add Custom Question box, input the following:

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

Additionally, if you select Attachment as the Answer Type, candidate attachments cannot exceed a file size of 500 MB.

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

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

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

Add custom application question to job posts in bulk

To begin, click Jobs from your navigation bar.

Screenshot of the jobs button.

Use the filter panel to narrow down your list of jobs as needed.

Individually select or use the select-all checkbox to include your list of jobs in the bulk action.

Once selected, click External Jobs Posts or Internal Job Posts.

Screenshot of the all jobs dashboard.

Navigate to the Custom Questions tab and click Add New Question.

Screenshot of the custom questions tab.

From the Add Custom Question box, 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 in this section to add an existing custom question with a linked candidate field to job posts in bulk.

Additionally, if you select Attachment as the Answer Type, candidate attachments cannot exceed a file size of 500 MB.

When finished, click Add.

Screenshot of the add button.

If you'd like to make the question required, click the ellipsis icon next to the newly created job and select required from the dropdown.

Screenshot of the requirement ellipses dropdown.

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

Click Save and Exit at the bottom of the page when finished.

Add custom application question 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 in this section to add a new question to a job post.

To begin, click Jobs from your navigation bar.

Screenshot of the jobs button.

Use the filter panel to narrow down your list of jobs as needed.

Individually select or use the select-all checkbox 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, click External Jobs Posts or Internal Job Posts.

Screenshot of the all jobs dashboard.

Navigate to the Custom Questions tab.

Click the ellipsis icon next to the linked question and select Required or Optional from the dropdown.

Screenshot of the custom questions tab.

Repeat this process for each question.

Click Save and Exit when done.