Adding candidates

There are times when you want to add candidates to your CATS account manually. You'll find the different ways to do this detailed below.

Manual Upload

Navigate to the Candidates > Add Candidate area within CATS.

From this page you can either manually type in the candidate information or upload/paste a resume and have CATS parse it for you, automatically filling the form fields from the resume.

Click the Add Candidate button to create a new candidate record.

Mass Import

If you're just getting started or have many candidates to add, our mass import option may be the best choice for you. It supports creating candidates from a spreadsheet or batch of resumes.

To access the mass importer, navigate to Candidates > Mass Import within CATS.

From here, choose either the Spreadsheet or Resumes option, depending on the type of import you want to do.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete each respective import.

Resume imports are limited to 500 files of 50MB or less per file. You may need to import in batches if you have more than 500 resumes. CATS supports doc, docx, pdf, rtf, html, text and zip file types.
Spreadsheet imports are limited to 10,000 rows per file.

For tips on how to format your spreadsheet for import, see our Formatting a spreadsheet for mass import article.

Resume Inbox

Each CATS account has a unique resume inbox email address. When emailing a resume to this address, CATS will receive, parse, and add the candidate to CATS.

Your resume inbox email address is available to you in the Candidates > Resume Inbox location within CATS.

For more information on how to use resume inbox, please see our Using resume inbox article.

Browser Extension

One of the more popular options to source candidates are our browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox. They work with popular site like LinkedIn, Monster, CareerBuilder and GitHub to speed up the sourcing process.

The browser extensions are available from our downloads page.

For more information on supported sites and how to setup the extension, see our Browser extension setup article.