Career site functionality in Attract

This topic provides an overview of the candidate-facing career site functionality in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract. It also explains how to set up this functionality.

Attract provides one career site for each environment in a tenant. For example, if an organization has a development environment and a test environment, one career site is provisioned for the development environment, and another career site is provisioned for the test environment. Each career site is completely isolated and has its own authentication mechanism. Jobs and candidate profiles aren't shared between career sites.

By default, the career site is public. Therefore, candidates can view all jobs that are marked as external without having to sign in. However, all other actions require that candidates sign in.

Career site management

To set the values for the following items, sign in to Attract as an administrator, select Admin center on the Settings menu (the gear symbol), and then select the Company information tab.

  • Organization name - The organization name appears on the navigation bar at the top of the career site. By selecting the organization name, candidates go to a page that lists all open jobs.

  • Organization logo - An image of the organization's logo appears in the upper left of the career site. By selecting the logo image, candidates go to a page that lists all open jobs.

    [!NOTE] The logo image that appears on the career site has a fixed height of 20 pixels (px). The image that you add in the Admin center is scaled to fit. Therefore, depending on the image, the width might change.

To set the values for the following items, sign in to Attract as an administrator, select Admin center on the Settings menu, and then select the Career site management tab.

  • Search Engine Optimization - When enabled, all public jobs posted to Attract career site will be searchable using search engines like Bing and Google.

    [!NOTE] There might be a delay between turning this setting on and search results appearing, depending on the search engine that you are using.

Career site URLs

The following list contains the commonly used career site URLs and how to access them.

Authentication options

Candidates have the following sign-in options for an Attract career site:

  • Personal account:

    • LinkedIn

    • Microsoft

    • Google

    • Facebook

  • Work or school account:

    • Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

Azure AD sign-in is intended only for internal candidates. Therefore, it works only for internal candidates who use their company Azure AD credentials. For example, a candidate who is currently an employee of Contoso Ltd wants to apply for a job in an unrelated company, Alpine Ski House. In this case, the sign-in will be unsuccessful if the employee tries to use Azure AD credentials from Contoso Ltd.

Create and maintain a profile

After candidates sign in to the career site, they can select My profile on the navigation bar at the top of the page to create and maintain their profile. The profile includes personal information, information about work experience, education details, documents, links, and information about skill sets. After a profile is created, it can be used to apply for jobs that the candidate is interested in. Profiles also help Attract recommend the right jobs to candidates.

[!NOTE] If a candidate uses an email ID to sign in using one of the authentication providers listed above, that email ID will default to the contact email ID associated with the profile. However, the latter can be changed at any time and is completely independent of the former. Attract will always use the contact email ID to associate with your profile for all email communications.

Find the right job

On the job list page, candidates can search for a specific job by entering search terms. The search functionality looks for the search terms in job titles and job descriptions, and shows relevant jobs as results. Candidates can filter the results at any time, based on the job location or job function.

Candidates can also view a set of recommended jobs on the career site. The jobs that are recommended to a candidate are based on the candidate's past applications, profile, and resumes.

[!NOTE] Job recommendations are shown only if at least 10 jobs are posted on the career site, and if the candidate has completed a profile.

Apply for jobs

After candidates find the right job, they can apply by using the Apply button on the Job details page. At this point, candidates can either create a new profile or review the information in their existing profile. Candidates can also upload a resume, as required, and then submit the job application.

Check application status

After candidates apply for one or more jobs, they can select Applications on the navigation bar at the top of the page to view their open and closed applications. When candidates open one of their applications, they see the current stage and any pending action items that they must complete. For example, if a candidate must provide potential dates for an in-person interview, the page shows the available options.

Internal jobs

Currently, jobs that are marked as internal and posted to the Attract career site don't appear on the career site. They are only accessible using the direct Apply URL that can be copied from the Attract application.