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How to manage direct candidate applications on OfferZen

How to manage direct candidate applications as an employer on OfferZen

Robyn Luyt avatar
Written by Robyn Luyt
Updated over a week ago

Woohoo! Not only can you reach out to candidates on OfferZen, but you can now also let them come to you. As of 25 March 2024, you can publish your position and get direct applications from candidates on the marketplace.

👋 Heads up:

This feature is currently in beta. If you experience any issues or have feedback to share with us, please reach out to your Account Manager.

How to view applications

To see applications to your published positions:

  1. Click on Candidates in the main navigation bar.

  2. Click on the Applications tab in the sub-navigation on the top left corner of the page.

  3. This will take you to the list of applications. You can filter these applications by position.

  4. You can sort applications by relevance to the position or date received.

🧐 Keep in mind:

Candidates can apply to multiple positions at the same company so the same candidate may appear under your applications for different positions. If a candidate has applied for multiple positions at your company, you’ll need to respond to each application separately.

Evaluating applications

You can reject applications straight from the applications list if you can see that they clearly aren’t a good fit. Alternatively, by clicking on the application, you’ll be able to see the candidate’s full profile and respond (accept or reject) to their application. You’ll also be able to see how well the candidate matches the position.

💡Top tip:

Use our new sorting tool on the applications list to see your most relevant/recent applications. Easily find the oldest or newest applications in the list.

📨 Heads up:

Pending applications will automatically expire 14 days after they’re received. So make sure to respond timeously.

Responding to an application

Respond to an application by clicking either the “Accept application” or “Reject application” button. The candidate will be notified via email and on OfferZen whether their application was successful or not.

💡 Tips:

  • If a candidate applied for multiple positions at your company, double-check that you are accepting or rejecting them for the position you intended.

  • Include a message when you accept an application so that the candidate knows what to expect next in the interview process.

  • Include a message when you reject an application to give the candidate feedback on why they’re not a great fit for the role.

Once a candidate’s application is accepted you will find a new, open conversation with them on your Messages page. When a candidate’s application is rejected you will find a new message thread with them under Archived on your Messages page. This is where you will be able to give them feedback on why their application is unsuccessful should you wish to do so.

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