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2432033 - Synchronization between Candidate Application and Candidate Profile


  • Is it possible to update the candidates personal or background information in an Application on a Job Requisition from the Candidate Profile?
  • Is the Candidate Profile updated by any change in the Candidate Application? Are they synchronized?


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Reproducing the Issue

A candidate might want to update his/her profile and would want to see the changes reflecting in subsequent job applications.

Similarly, once an application is submitted the candidate might want to update his/her details in the application and would want to see the same changes in the corresponding fields in his/her profile.


The Candidate Application and Candidate Profile are synchronized.

When the candidate initially applies for a job, then the changes in the Candidate Profile will reflect on the Application. For example, data like First name, resume etc. will flow from the Profile to the Application. Once the application is submitted, any change done on the Candidate Profile will not reflect in the Candidate Application. However, changes done in the Candidate Application will update the data in Candidate Profile.

Even when multi-stage application is enabled, candidates cannot update their application by updating the information on their profile once the application is submitted.


KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-APP , Applicants and Job Applications , Problem


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