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Reviewing and interviewing candidates

Included in:
  • SmartStart
  • SmartRecruit


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 an 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.
  • Defer Candidate
    Set an automated reminder to reach out to a candidate at a later date.
  • Delayed Rejections
    Reject a candidate now, but notify them later with a scheduled Delayed Rejection.
  • Interview types
    Manage  custom labels for interviews.
  • Managing candidates with parallel applications
    Learn how to manage candidate who've applied to more than one of your jobs.
  • Mobile Interviews Hub
    Manage upcoming and current interviews, review candidates, view scorecard criteria, and message candidates using the Hiring App.
  • 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.
  • SmartProfile
    Candidates can manage and update their application information using the SmartProfile in their Candidate Portal.
  • 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.