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How to Create a Job Application Form in WordPress

How to Create a Job Application Form in WordPress

by Courtney Robertson on Jan 12, 2017

Are you hiring? Creating your own online application form will let you quickly gather all the information you need to select the best candidate. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through each step to create a job application form in WordPress.

Creating a Job Application Form

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin. Here’s a step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Also, you’ll need to have a form created. You can see our tutorial on how to create a simple contact form as an example to get started.

Then, you’ll need to add form fields to gather the information you need.

You can ask each applicant for their:

  • name and contact information
  • job history and relevant experience
  • position they’re applying for
  • availability

…and any other information you need.

Here’s our job application form:

WordPress Job Application Form

Ask for More Information

You can see our question “Were you referred by an existing employee” causes another field, “Who referred you,” to appear if the user says “Yes.”  We created this with smart logic.

The paragraph field “Were you referred by an existing employee” appears only if the user answers “Yes” to “Who referred you.”

To set this up in your own form, you can click on the paragraph field in the right-hand preview panel.

Then click Enable conditional logic. Next, you’ll select the question in the first drop-down box. Select the answer that should reveal this field on the right side.

job application form plugin with conditional logic for WordPress

Allow Resume Uploads

In our example job application form, we’re also asking applicants to upload their resumes. This is done with a file upload field.

After you add a file upload field to your form, you can rename the field and add a description by clicking on the field in the right-hand preview panel. We chose to limit the Allowed File Extensions to .doc and .pdf, as these are the most common resume formats.

Résumé upload in WordPress plugin

Good work! You’ve just created a job application form in WordPress.

You can also save yourself some time by automatically sending a confirmation to each applicant. Check out our guide on how to send users a confirmation email.

What are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.

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