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Employees in a SmartRecruiters account can apply as internal applicants to jobs at their own company through the Internal Mobility portal.

Find internal postings

To access your company's internal postings, open the user menu and click Internal Mobility.

Internal Mobility is an optional feature, so you if you don't see it in the list, your Admin may not have activated it. Even if your company doesn't have Internal Mobility, you can still apply to an Internal job ad if you know the URL for that ad.

On the Internal Mobility page, you'll find a list of jobs posted by your company.

The list contains two types of jobs:

  • Public jobs that your company posts to external job boards like LinkedIn.
  • Internal-only job ads that aren't publicly posted, and are only visible on the Internal Mobility page. Identify these jobs by the absence of the Refer a Friend button. Referrals aren't accepted for internal jobs. 

 Apply to internal posting

Hover over a job in the list and click I'm Interested to apply as an internal applicant.

SmartRecruiters will direct you to the job ad. Just click I'm Interested to fill out the application using a social profile like LinkedIn, upload a resume, or enter your information manually. 

Take a look at the URL for the job ad. It'll look something like this:

The internal flag at the end of the URL lets SmartRecruiters know you're an internal applicant. When you submit the application, SmartRecruiters will mark you as an internal candidate, even if you apply using a different email address (e.g., a personal one) than the one associated with you SmartRecruiters account.

The application experience for applying to internal positions is essentially the same as for public jobs, except for two things:

  • Internal candidates don't get access to a Candidate Portal for that job.
  • The application for an internal job ad will not include any screening questions assigned to the job.

Once you've completed the application and submitted it, you'll receive a note acknowledging your application:

Dear Ellie,

Thank you for submitting your application for the position of Sr Product Development Engineer. We will review your application and contact you shortly.

Best regards,
Acme Holdings Hiring Team