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Reviewing and interviewing candidates

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Schedule interviews and  interview, review candidates, and provide feedback to collaboratively select the best candidates.


Hiring is a team effort, and good collaboration is essential for selecting the right candidate. SmartRecruiters' interviewing and reviewing features make it easy to manage candidates during the interview process and to collect actionable, measurable feedback from the team.

With or without an active Google or Microsoft calendar integration, the Interview Scheduler makes it easy to coordinate interview with candidates and multiple interviewers. 

After the interview is complete, interviewers have a number of ways to provide feedback on the candidate. 

  • Scorecards and star ratings help standardize the feedback and structure it into measurable data.
  • Free-text comments and reviews help hiring team members collaborate and share their thoughts and explanations for ratings.
  • The side-by-side candidate comparison tool makes it easy to simultaneously compare multiple candidates across multiple criteria.


  • Comparing candidates
    Evaluate candidates side-by-side using interviewers' ratings and comments.
  • Create interview scorecards
    Build an interview scorecard to capture structured feedback from the hiring team.
  • Default scorecard criteria
    All Team and Corporate accounts have access to the following default interview scorecard criteria.
  • Interview types
    Manage  custom labels for interviews.
  • Mobile Interviews Hub
    Manage upcoming and current interviews, review candidates, view scorecard criteria, and message candidates using the Hiring App.
  • Multiple applications
    Learn how SmartRecruiters manages candidates with multiple applications.
  • Reviewing and rating candidates
    Leave ratings and reviews to help hiring managers make decisions about candidates.
  • Schedule an interview
    Find availability, coordinate with the hiring team, and schedule interviews with candidates, all in once place.
  • Withdrawing an application
    Candidates can withdraw their application to a job from the Candidate portal. Hiring team members with full access to the job can also mark the candidate as withdrawn.


  • Can candidates apply to more than one job?

    Yes! Candidates can express interest in as many positions within your organization as they'd like. However, they can only have one active application at a time.

    Learn more about how SmartRecruiters manages multiple applications.



  • Can I schedule interviews on different calendars?

    Yes! If you have an active Google Calendar or MS Office 365 integration, and you have full (read/write) access to more than one calendar on your company's domain (e.g.,, you'll be able to select which calendar SmartRecruiters should use for scheduling interviews:

    1. Navigate to Settings / Admin.
    2. Click Calendar Preferences in the User Account list. 
    3. Choose a calendar from the dropdown list. 
    4. Click Save.

    Calendars other than your Default calendar are considered "secondary" calendars. If you choose a secondary calendar for scheduling interviews, events from both the secondary and default calendars will appear when you schedule an interview.