After your TalentLyft account is set up, your candidates will start applying for your published job positions via your careers page, job boards, social networks, etc. All those candidates will end up in TalentLyft automatically as soon as they apply.

However, you might be in a situation where you need to add an application or a resume manually to a job. This might be necessary if a candidate didn't apply using your job ad, but has used an alternative method instead (email), or if you are a new TalentLyft user who wants to add the old applications to your new ATS. 

There are two ways you can add candidates to your TalentLyft account. You can upload their CVs or you can manually fill in the candidate information yourself. 

NOTE: After you add a candidate to a job, he/she will also have a candidate profile created in Engage

Whichever way to add a candidate to your TalentLyft candidate database you choose, these are steps to do it:

  1. From the main Track window, click on the stage where you want to add a candidate. 
  2. Click on the more options icon, located on the upper right side of your screen.
  3. select the Add candidates option.

Select how would you like to add candidates, by uploading their CVs or by manually filling in their information

Uploading CVs

This feature allows you to drag and drop, or locate on your computer, up to 50 CVs and upload them all at the same time.

The resumes will be parsed and the basic information about the candidate (name and contacts) will be automatically populated in the candidate's TalentLyft profile. That is being done by the integrated parsing algorithm, which is a best effort algorithm, meaning that you should always check the profiles uploaded this way to make sure everything is parsed properly.

Adding candidates manually

If you select the Add manually option, it will open the Add candidate window, where you can enter the candidate’s information and upload his/her resume.

Only the following fields are mandatory when you are adding a candidate this way:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address

If you don't have a resume of the candidate that you are adding to a job or if the resume is in an unusual format, this would be the option to use.

NOTE: The Job title is the position in a current company if the person is currently employed.

Forwarding their email application to a job

Each job you create in TalentLyft will have a unique job email. If candidates send you their applications via email, you can forward them to a job email for the job that they are applying for. 

To find a job's email, go to Track dashboard, click on the Share icon for the job that they are applying for and you will find the job email there.

When forwarding email applications to a job email, please keep in mind that there must be a Resume attached. TalentLyft's parsing tool will parse the attached resume and create a candidate profile and application on a selected job.

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