Application methods

Application methods

Application methods

Application methods

When posting a job ad you must specify if candidates apply using SEEK’s native apply form or by linking out to your software. SEEK strongly recommends using native apply for the best candidate experience and conversion rates.

Native apply

When using SEEK’s native apply functionality, candidates can apply for jobs and fill out application forms without leaving SEEK. This allows candidates to use documents and information already stored in their SEEK profiles. SEEK’s native apply enables industry-leading conversion rates of candidates through the application funnel.
You must use application export to retrieve completed native applications; they are not visible to hirers on the SEEK employer website . You should ensure you have an ApplicationExport relationship with the SEEK hirer before posting a native apply job ad.
Native apply is used when no explicit applicationMethods are provided. A native apply PostingInstruction looks something like this:
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{
  // Default to native apply
  "applicationMethods": null

  // Other posting instruction fields
}
When using link out, the candidate is redirected to an external apply form hosted by your recruitment software. No information from the candidate’s SEEK profile is transferred during the link out process. However, Apply on your site, with SEEK allows candidates to pre-fill your external apply form.
When a new SEEK hirer is created, they are not configured to link out. They need to contact SEEK to request link out setup. SEEK will set up the hirer if they comply with the link out terms of use.
You can use the hiringOrganization query or self query to check if the SEEK hirer has the required ApplicationUri capability:
QueryVariablesResult
query ($id: String!) {
  hiringOrganization(id: $id) {
    seekApiCapabilities {
      applicationMethodCodes
    }
  }
}
Link out is selected by providing an applicationUri on the job ad’s ApplicationMethodInput . Because link out replaces the SEEK native apply form, application export and questionnaires are not available.
A link out PostingInstruction looks something like this:
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{
  // Set explicitly as link out
  "applicationMethods": [
    {
      "applicationUri": {
        "url": "https://www.example.com"
      }
    }
  ]

  // Other posting instruction fields
}