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Create Custom Opening Field

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A custom opening field allows your organization to record select information on a per opening basis rather than for the entire job. Recording information on a per opening basis can be usefulI if you plan to hire multiple candidates of varying experience, location, etc... against the same hiring plan and need to capture information specific to the opening. Click here for more information. 

In this article, we will cover how to create a new custom opening field for your organization.

Click the Configure icon configure.png in the upper right-hand corner and select Custom Options from the left-hand panel.

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Click Openings on the subsequent Custom Options page.

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The Custom Fields: Openings page will list all of your organization's custom opening fields. To add a custom opening field to the list, click + Add Field.

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Use the subsequent dialog box to configure the details of your new custom opening field. Refer to the following table for additional information:

Field The name of the field.
Description Provide any additional context, direction, and/or summary of this custom opening field.
Only show for openings made in these offices If this custom opening field should only be available for certain offices in your organization, select those offices from the dropdown menu. If none are selected, the custom opening field will default to all offices. 
Only show for openings made in these departments If this custom opening field should only be available for certain departments in your organization, select those departments from the dropdown menu. If none are selected, the custom opening field will default to all departments. 
Type

Select what type of response should be made for the custom opening field. Available types include:

  • Short textbox
  • Long textbox
  • Yes/No
  • Single Select
  • Multi select
  • Currency
  • Number
  • Date
  • URL
  • User
  • Currency range
  • Number range

Once the custom opening field is saved, the field type can no longer be changed. For single select and multi select type options each answer option should be input in a separate line.  

Mark Private Field can only be viewed by users with Job Admin permission levels or higher with the additional user-specific permission Can see private notes, salary info, manage offers, and approve jobs/offers.

When finished, click Save to create your new custom offer field.  

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The new custom opening field can now be added to new and existing job openings, and the Job Status report.

Note: Once created, responses for the new custom opening field can be recorded for Open, Pending, and Closed job openings.