Sharing a candidate

Sharing a candidate

The details of a candidate can be uploaded to the SEEK API.
Uploaded candidates will be visible in SEEK Talent Search with deep links back into your software:

Flavie

Lead Web Facilitator at Schaden, Bode and McCullough

Alberta Hagenes

Chief Directives Supervisor at Kessler LLC

Data structure

An uploaded Candidate object is structured as follows:
CandidateCandidatePersonCandidateProfileHiringOrganizationspecifiescontainsbelongs to
An uploaded candidate has the following CandidatePerson fields:
  • Name
  • Email addresses, with at least one required
  • Optional phone numbers
  • Optional home locations
Each uploaded candidate has a single CandidateProfile containing:
  • Create and update dates
  • Profile actions that deep link into your software
  • Preferred work locations
Each uploaded candidate is scoped to a specific hiringOrganization and partner. A candidate uploaded via your software is only accessible to that hirer, and is not accessible to other integration partners who may have a relationship with the hirer.

Operations

Upload a candidate

The uploadCandidate mutation adds a new candidate and their profile.
To avoid unintentional duplication of data, SEEK enforces uniqueness on an email address of the candidate. Requests to share a candidate require a seekHirerCandidateReference field with a value that matches one of the given email address values in the person.communication field. A request to upload an existing candidate will receive an UploadCandidatePayload_Conflict result. The existing candidate will not be updated; you can select their details from the conflict result.
Up to 20 interaction history items can be provided in the seekProcessHistory field during initial upload. Individual items can be later created, modified and deleted using the relevant interaction history operations.
Keep track of the IDs assigned to the candidate and their profile to perform subsequent update and delete operations.
MutationVariablesSuccess ResultConflict Result
mutation($input: UploadCandidateInput!) {
  uploadCandidate(input: $input) {
    ... on UploadCandidatePayload_Success {
      candidate {
        documentId {
          value
        }
        profiles {
          profileId {
            value
          }
        }
      }
    }
    ... on UploadCandidatePayload_Conflict {
      conflictingCandidate {
        documentId {
          value
        }
        profiles {
          profileId {
            value
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Update an uploaded candidate

The following mutations update an uploaded candidate and their profile:
These mutations can be batched together in a single request for sync-like behaviour:
MutationVariablesResult
mutation updateUploadedCandidate(
  $documentId: String!
  $person: CandidatePersonInput!
  $profileId: String!
  $seekActions: [CandidateProcessActionInput!]!
  $createDateTime: DateTime!
  $updateDateTime: DateTime!
  $positionPreferences: [PositionPreferenceInput!]!
) {
  updateUploadedCandidatePerson(
    input: { candidate: { documentId: $documentId, person: $person } }
  ) {
    candidate {
      documentId {
        value
      }
    }
  }
  updateUploadedCandidateProfileActions(
    input: {
      candidateProfile: { profileId: $profileId, seekActions: $seekActions }
    }
  ) {
    candidateProfile {
      candidate {
        documentId {
          value
        }
      }
    }
  }
  updateUploadedCandidateProfileDates(
    input: {
      candidateProfile: {
        profileId: $profileId
        createDateTime: $createDateTime
        updateDateTime: $updateDateTime
      }
    }
  ) {
    candidateProfile {
      candidate {
        documentId {
          value
        }
      }
    }
  }
  updateUploadedCandidateProfilePositionPreferences(
    input: {
      candidateProfile: {
        profileId: $profileId
        positionPreferences: $positionPreferences
      }
    }
  ) {
    candidateProfile {
      candidate {
        documentId {
          value
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Delete an uploaded candidate

The deleteUploadedCandidate mutation deletes an uploaded candidate and their profile.
This will erase all uploaded details of the candidate from SEEK’s systems.
MutationVariablesResult
mutation($input: DeleteUploadedCandidateInput!) {
  deleteUploadedCandidate(input: $input) {
    candidate {
      documentId {
        value
      }
      profiles {
        profileId {
          value
        }
      }
    }
  }
}
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