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Delete a job

Included in:
  • SmartStart
  • SmartRecruit


Only Admins can delete jobs from SmartRecruiters.

Data retention

Deleting a job completely removes it and its details from your company. Details about the deleted jobs is removed from the various Analytics dashboards but the positions associated with the job will be kept in, for example, Hiring Plan Analytics, counters. Jobs and positions associated with deleted jobs will be retrievable by creating a report in report builder with it's "Is Job deleted?" filter.  See our January 2020 release notes for more information on this feature.


When you delete a job that candidates have applied to, SmartRecruiters simply keeps those candidates' applications, and retains all information in the applications, including their sources. You can still search and filter them as normal, and report on their application source in Sourcing Analytics. 

Delete the job

To delete a job:

  1. Find the job in the Jobs list.
  2. Open the More menu, and choose Cancel job.CancelJob.png
  3. If the job is currently published, SmartRecruiters will list every place that the job is currently published. Click Cancel job to confirm that it should be unpublished from all locations.Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 1.55.01 PM.png
  4. Open the More list again, and click Delete.Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 1.56.47 PM.png
  5. Click Delete to confirm.Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 1.59.57 PM.png
  6. SmartRecuiters will take you back to the Jobs list.