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2957346 - Referred Candidate's Profile is still create even though Resume is invalid - Recruiting Management


When referring a Candidate via Refer Friend to Job feature and Resume uploaded is invalid (unsupported), the Candidate Profile is still created.

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SuccessFactors - Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Refer a friend to Job.
  2. Fill out required data/fields.
  3. Upload and invalid resume (.csv .xls .zip etc).
  4. Click Send.
  5. You will be prompted with a message saying Resume is not supported for Resume and Cover Letter. 
  6. Go to Candidate Search and Search for the Referred Candidate.
  7. You will see that the Candidate Profile has been created. 
  8. If you try to re-submit the same using a valid attachment you cannot because the candidate already exist


Reason why this is happening is that the Candidate Profile gets created first upon referral and then the validation of the attachment (Resume) is done afterwards. 


Currently this is working as per system code design and any changes done may needs an enhancement request to change the current behavior.

For steps on how to raise an enhancement, please refer to How to Submit Enhancement Requests for SAP SuccessFactors Products

See Also

How to Submit Enhancement Requests for SAP SuccessFactors Products


Candidate Referral, Invalid Resume, Candidate Profile Created , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CAO , Candidate Offers, Offer Letters , Problem


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