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Applicant files

application files, candidate files, resumes

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Applicant files

An applicant file is a collection of information about a job applicant

Applicant files


An applicant file is a collection of information and documents pertaining to a job seeker that is used by a potential employer to make a hiring decision. The file may include the job seeker's resume, cover letter, job application, references, transcripts, and test scores. Additionally, the employer may conduct a background check and add the results to the file.

The applicant file allows the employer to get a well-rounded view of the job seeker and their qualifications. It also allows the employer to verify the information provided by the job seeker. Reviewing the applicant file helps the employer to identify the most qualified candidates for the position.

The applicant file is an important tool in the hiring process. It helps the employer to make an informed decision about who to hire.

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