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3021936 - Forward an Appliant System Error - Recruiting Management


Recruiter is getting error when forwarding a candidate as applicant.

Error: Failed to add candidate to requisition due to system error.

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Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to Recruiting > Job Requisition

2. Open Candidate list

3.Select one candidate

4. Check the candidate and select Action > Forward as Applicant

5. Search for requisition to forward candidate 

6. Recruiter gets the error


Existing candidate has already draft application in the requisition.


The Forward as Applicant will not work for candidate with existing draft application in the said requisition. You can use the Forward to Requisition instead and invite the candidate to apply so they can continue their existing draft application and submit it.


unable to forward, error in forwarding , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-APP , Applicants and Job Applications , Problem


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