Zoho Recruit | Customize Candidate Portal

Customize Your Candidate Portal

Craft your candidate portal to reflect your company's values and culture and make it engaging and easy for your candidates to use. 
Some benefits of candidate portal are:
  • Reduce the time you spend looking through resumes manually

  • Hire better candidates faster

  • Streamline your hiring process

To customize your candidate portal 

  1. Navigate to Settings > Portal Setup > Candidate Portal. Click Customize on the right-hand side of the page.

  2. See what your candidate portal's login page will look like on the Candidate Login Page tab.

  1. Customize your candidate registration form in the Custom Fields tab. You can add the fields you need in addition to the 10 mandatory fields. 

 Click on the arrow on the right side of the sheet to preview your fields.

  1. You can add up to 10 custom fields.
  2. The fields that you select will also be available in the candidate profile.
  1. On the Theme tab, set colors and font styles to reflect your brand.

  1. After customizing your candidate portal, click Save. 

Here is an example of Zylker Corp's Candidate Portal 

This the login page of Zylker Corp.

Quinn Rivers creates an account with Zylker Corp. by filling the registration form that is displayed when he clicks Create an account on the Login page.


After he creates the account with Zylker Corp., he goes to the Login page to log in to his profile.

He can now view his personal, education, and experience details on his profile. He can edit or delete the information he has provided whenever he wants to by clicking on the Edit button on each tab. The resume tab will contain the resume that he used initially to register with Zylker's Candidate Portal. The Skills tab displays skills that were parsed from his resume and also allows him to edit and add skills manually. Updating a new resume will also result in the  updation of skills in the Skills tab. He can also add Cover letters and other documents under the Attachments tab.

Note: When a new resume is uploaded, the existing skills in the Skills tab will be replaced with new ones from the resume. But skills that were either edited or added manually will not be replaced.

The Jobs section has two tabs, Current Openings and Applied Jobs. The Current Openings tab displays the jobs that Zylker has published on their website. Quinn can open a job and apply for it with just a few clicks. The Applied Jobs tab contains a list of all the jobs that Quinn has applied for.



Since Zoho Recruit complies with GDPR, you can enable candidate consent. If candidates give their consent for data processing, you can retain their personal information for hiring purposes. To enable a consent form in the candidate portal, you will need to enable GDPR settings in your account.
To enable GDPR compliance, navigate to Setup Compliance > GDPR. Click Enable.

To enable the candidate consent in the Candidate Portal 
  1. Go to the Candidates module and open a candidate record. 

  2. Select Data Privacy in the Info section on the left panel. 

  3. Click Applicable and select Consent in the Data Processing Basis dropdown box.

  4. Click Done to enable candidate consent.

  1. You can enable candidate consent for multiple candidates by selecting the required candidates or all candidates, clicking on the More Actions button, and then selecting Update Data Processing Basis
  2. Select Consent in the dropdown list box and click Done.

To learn more about GDPR compliance, click here

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