Candidates enter your database via two different methods. They may apply directly to a posted position or they may enter their profile without applying for a specific position.
It is simple to find the candidates who applied for a specific position; however, if you only view those candidates, you will be missing out on other candidates who may be well qualified and interested. Use the search feature to capture all qualified candidates - those who applied for specific positions in the past or who entered profiles and match a current need. Fully utilizing the search function may expedite selection, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and possibly candidate quality.
- There are many places where you can search applicants/candidates but the most common way to determine tracker eligibility is to navigate to "applicants" on the navigation menu
- In many cases, this will also be the one of the many ways you can add candidates to your Tracker.
To only select the one applicant, click Add to Tracker within the applicants Details section as shown below:
Next you will be given a window that will allow you to change the candidate status and rank, and select which tracker the candidate should appear on:
Once the Tracker is selected you will see this window:
Remember - people in your database may not be aware of a particular posting you are recruiting for as they entered their profile in the past or through another district. It is very important to use all resources available when filling a position; therefore, you will want to use the search capabilities to their fullest.
- Leverage the relative dates filters (last week, yesterday etc.)
- When you save these searches, the filters remain relative
- "Date Applied" or "Last week" filter will quickly show you new candidates
- Save any search you will use more than twice. Check out Anatomy of Filtering for a visual explanation.
- Don’t worry about adding the same applicant to a tracker twice, the Add to Tracker will skip them for you
- Leverage the auto-add applicants to tracker feature
- Leverage the duplicated columns for search and/or combinations
- Selecting multiple items in a single column is an “or”
- Selecting items in different columns is an “and”
- If you want applicants with “Physical Education” or “Recreation” use a single cert area list column
- If you want applicants with “Physical Education” and “Recreation” select “Physical Education” from the Cert Area List column (toward the front of the column list) and select “Recreation” from the Cert Area List 2 column (toward the end of the column list, scroll right)