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Assign a Candidate to Multiple Job Requisitions in SharePoint

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I'm using the Job Requisition and Interview Managment template from microsoft to create a site for our HR department.  It is working great so far but the only major problem is that by default you can only assgin a candidate to 1 requistion.  There are times when we have people apply for 2 or more diffrent open positions and it would be nice to be able to select mutliple job req's when creating the candidate profile.  I would hate to have to create 2 profiles for 1 candidate just to assign them to more then 1 Requistion.  I hope this is not confusing, if so let me know.  I think you will have to have worked with the template to know what I am talking about.

Thank you ahead of time!
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Without delving into it too far here's what I can tell you ...

The Available Requisitions web part on the Candidates list Edit form is a DataView Web Part (DVWP).  The format of the web part is defined using XSL.  You can change the radio buttons in the web part to checkboxes by changing the input type from radio to checkbox on that control.  That is not the challenging part.

The challenge comes in from the fact that the Candidate Content Type appears to define a Position field as a single-value lookup.  When you attempt to edit the column through the content type, you will find that you cannot edit the lookup column like you would most lookups.  This is because the content type is deployed as part of .NET-coded solution.  Code in the solution manages the behavior of the fields and the availability (or in this case the lack of availability) of the delete button to remove and replace this lookup field with a multi-value lookup field.

In short, you need to:
a) design your own solution using this one as a guidline
b) use multiple profiles (you can copy and paste in datasheet view) or
c) live within the restrictions of the template

I believe the intent of the template as written was to only allow a candidate to apply for one job at a time.  You can always unassign a candidate from a job.  This will then make them available to be assigned as a candidate for another posting.
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Grr thats what I feared. Thank You for being thorough.  It would have made a lot of since making a multi vaule look up in this situation. Well without being a programer I think b is my option for now.
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Sorry I couldn't be more help.  If you decide you want a custom solution, feel free to reach out.  This is something that we do at Tahoe Partners (www.tahoe-partners.com).

Best of luck!

Caleb
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Just not gonna happen.
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