Learn to create a custom job application form on your WordPress site. You get to choose what information you want from potential employees.
Creating a job application form to upload a resume is simple. It just needs the standard contact form details and an option to upload a resume. With Formidable Forms Pro, you can easily create a custom form that allows you to specify the information you want from potential employees.
This makes your application forms smarter. It can help guide the resume to the correct department and can help you choose the best person for the job.
Creating the job application form
Formidable Forms Pro has lots of built-in form templates including a job application form template. This is a great place to start. You can use it as it is or customize it to make it your own. Go to your Formidable Forms menu and click Add New. Scroll down and select Job Application as your template.
Provide a name that makes sense to you and a description if you want. Select Create.
Once your form is created you’ll see each of the fields complete with an employment type selection and a file upload field where users can upload their resumes. It includes fields for first and last name, email, home phone, mobile phone, address, employment desired, and resume attachment.
Customizing your WordPress job application form
There are lots of ways this form can be expanded and customized for your specific needs. Anything you’d expect to see on an application or a resume can be added to the job application form.
This includes employment history, skills, education, licenses, certifications, supervisors, the reason for leaving previous jobs, hobbies, desired salary, desired location, availability, who referred them, and lots more.
It’s best not to add too many fields and selections. Instead, add only those that can help you and your team filter the applications for your needs.
Fields can be added by duplicating current fields, dragging the field to the form, or double-clicking on the field in the field’s list.
Let’s look at a few examples.
Add a position so applicants can easily identify the type of work they’re interested in. This can be done several ways. I’ve added a dropdown field with several key roles they can choose from.
I’ve added locations with a Checkbox field. This allows job seekers to select multiple locations and shows if they’re willing to relocate.
Revealing application fields with conditional logic
Add conditional logic to display extra fields or questions based on the user’s selections. Select Add Conditional Logic in the Advanced section of the options for the field you want to add logic to.
For example, their education level could open questions regarding their major, but this will only display if they selected college. Another example would be if they have any special skills in a certain field they’re applying for. Here’s a look at a few examples.
In this example, we’ll show a paragraph field only if they’ve selected to tell us about special skills or certifications.
I’ve selected to only show this paragraph field if the user selected Yes in the Skills radio button.
I’ve added a new radio button to ask if they were referred by a current employee. If they select Yes, they’ll see a field for their name and email. I’ve made their name required, but it’s only required if they select Yes.
For this one, I’ve added a field to upload a cover sheet if they have one. This field only displays if they select Yes that they have a cover sheet.
Here’s an example that focuses on education. The four fields asking about the college degree only show if they select College Degree in the Education Level radio buttons. You can do this for each of the education options if you want with different types of questions and fields.
Add the application form to your website
In the list of forms, you’ll see your form with a shortcode that you can copy and paste into your pages.
Alternately, you can add a Formidable Forms block and choose the form from the list when using the Gutenberg editor.
The result is a clean form with lots of expandable sections depending on the selections the user makes.
Here’s the form to submit an application with the hidden fields open.
To see the results, go to Formidable in your dashboard menu and select Entries. Here, you can view each entry. Hover over the form’s name and click View.
Alternately, you can select the Entries tab in the form editor. Click View to see the entry. You can download the entry as a CSV file, which includes a link to the resume as an attachment.
View the application, download the resume, delete, print, etc.
This is just one way to create a job application form in WordPress with Formidable Forms. There are lots of options and you can customize your form for your specific needs. Keep your forms clean and easy to follow, and it will make it easier to find the best person for the job.
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