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Assigning Job Opening Categories in TAM

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Categories are a personal organizational tool. Your categorizations are not visible to other users.

Process Considerations:

  • Individuals can create and assign categories to job openings
  • Categories can be used as search criteria in both Search Job Openings and Search Applications
  • Category is a sortable column on the Search Job Openings results page, the sort order reflects the priority assigned
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Categories can be assigned from multiple places:
  • Manage Job Opening header

    manage job opening header
  • Search Job Opening result list

    search job opening category
  • My Job Openings Pagelet on the Recruiting Home dashboard

    categories on pagelet
  1. Click on the Category hyperlink; No Category is set as the default.
  2. From the My Job Categories page, select the new category to assign by clicking on the color.

    my job categories
  3. The new category and color will appear.
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Personalizing Category Names

  1. From the My Job Categories Page, select the Personalize Job Categories hyperlink.
  2. In the Priority column, enter sequence numbers to set the category order.

    NOTE: This controls the category order on the My Job Categories page. Also, the grids on the Search Job Openings page and My Job Openings on Recruiting Home dashboard includes a sortable column for the job opening category. The sort order reflects the priority assigned on the Personalize Job Categories page.
  3. Change the Status to inactive to remove the category from the My Job Categories page.

    NOTE: Inactivating a category does not affect job openings that already have that category, and the category remains available as search criteria on the Search Job Openings page.
  4. Enter a Description for each category.

    warning sign  Do not use apostrophes in the description, it will result in numbers displaying instead of a color.
  5. Click Apply to apply changes to already assigned categories.
  6. Click OK.

    personalize job category

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Keywordsrecruit, recruiting, jobs, TAM, Talent Acquisition Management   Doc ID69452
OwnerJessica R.GroupUW–Shared Services
Created2016-12-14 15:01:45Updated2024-05-14 10:47:01
SitesUW–Shared Services
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