I received an application, now what?

Here's an interactive tutorial



1. An applicant has submitted their application for your job; so what's next? This video is going to show you the steps that come after an application has been submitted.

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2. After an application is submitted, unless you're immediately ready to accept it, you'll need to talk with the virtual team member. Click the chat button in order to do so.

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3. Click Type a Message

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4. Type a Message. It can be a greeting or your way of letting them know you're interested in hiring them for this position.

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5. Click Send

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6. At this stage, all you can do is wait for them to respond.

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7. Once they have responded, and it may look something like this, you can attempt to set up an interview. Remember that not all conversations will go exactly like this, and this is just an example. Click the message box.

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8. Type your response.

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9. Click Send

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10. At this point you will go outside of VPM and interview the virtual team member. Once the interview is compete, you can move to the next steps based on how it went.

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11. Click Workspace to go back to the workspace

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12. Click Applications

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13. If after the interview, you decide you don't want to move forward, you can decline the application. If you do want to move forward, but want to negotiate the pay, you can have the applicant adjust it within their application.

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14. Click the chat icon

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15. Click Type a Message

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16. Let them know your negotiated rate, or ask them to change their application's rate. You do not need to have them resubmit the entire application to do so.

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17. Click Send

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18. After they change the rate, you will receive a notification and an email letting you know they have done so. Click the notification bell

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19. Click the notification

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20. Click REVIEW APPLICATION in order to respond.

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21. Alternatively, you can open up your email and do the same through that. Open the email

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23. As you can see, the application has updated to the new bid rate.

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24. Click Accept if you are satisfied.

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25. Click Confirm

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26. You've successfully hired the virtual team member after they submitted their application!

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Once you receive an application, the application will be listed in the "Application" tab in your job workspace.  You can review the candidate’s profile.  You have one of three options.  

  1. Message the applicant and set up an interview
  2. Decline the applicant
  3. Approve the applicant