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Requisition Close Date vs Closed Requisition

Overview

One topic that may be a little confusing is what defines a closed requisition.

On a requisition, there is an area to state the open and close date of a requisition. These dates only control when the requisition is available to candidates to candidates. For example, in the picture below the close date is set to 7/14/2017 at 11:59 PM. That means when the clock strikes midnight on 7/14 the requisition will disappear from the career portal and candidates will no longer be able to apply.

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Note: If a candidate is in the middle of applying when a requisition closes, the next time they go to save or submit they will be taken to the page that says they missed the deadline.

After the close date on the requisition expires, the requisition is still active. The requisition is closed to the candidates but is technically not in a closed state.

If you are hiring more than one candidate on this requisition, you should click the box for “Perpetual Requisition”. This just means that the requisition will remain open until you choose to close it. The default is for requisitions to close after hiring one person.

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Once you are completely done with the requisition and you have made your final hiring decision, the very last thing you do should be to close the requisition. You can do this by clicking the red “Close” button.

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This moves all your candidates over into “Archive”. This is the final state for the requisition. It is essentially in storage.

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