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Rejecting a candidate

If it is determined that you will not be moving forward with a candidate in your funnel, there are a few ways to manage this. Regardless of the reason, it will be important to reject the candidate and close out the process in Hired to keep everyone on the same page and your account updated.



  1. You and anyone on the hiring team can manually update the candidate processes under the “Interviews” tab. Similar to the process of scheduling the next interview, the drop-down options next to each candidate also provides an option to “Reject.”

  2. In addition, you can manually reject a candidate within the process communication thread in the platform, where the option to do so will be listed under “Next Steps.”

  3. If you are working in your ATS and update candidate processes through there, as long as it is integrated with Hired, the rejection will close out the process in Hired, as well.


Note: Closing out the candidate process does not notify the candidate, the process will just disappear from their interviews, so sending a message before closing is a best practice. This includes if you reject via your ATS.



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