How do I use Fast Resume Review?

Available for User roles Super Admins, Admins, Team Members, Limited Team Members
Plans Starter, Enterprise, Professional

What is Fast Resume Review?

Fast Resume Review allows you to screen your applicants faster at the top of the funnel. This dedicated new feature will present the applicant’s profile, lets the recruiter take action from a set of options, and remember those options for future applicants. Recruiters are enabled to evaluate and act on a higher volume of inbound applicants from your job site more quickly.

Where can I find Fast Resume Review?

On the "New applicant" stage in the "Applicant" tab within Candidates, a banner will appear indicating the number of applicants to be reviewed and a button to initiate a review session. Note: An applicant is not considered "Reviewed" until they have advanced out of the "New Applicant" stage.

Filtering: To narrow the opportunity pool to review, use the filters on the left, inclusive of “Owned by me” filter.


Reviewing Applicants

Initiate the Review session by applying your filters as needed and clicking the "Start Review" button. (The review flow will show the oldest applications first, and will filter out new applicants that are linked profiles or do not have jobs associated/are general opportunities 


The available actions are: 

Add note: Click "Add note" to add a note to the candidate opportunity. If a note is added in error, the user must navigate to the full opportunity profile to remove. 


Skip: Click "Skip" to avoid taking any action on the candidate. Skipped candidates will not count as a “reviewed” candidate and will stay in “New applicant” stage.

Advance: Click “Advance” to complete the review of an application and move the opportunity to the next stage in the pipeline.

  • Note: If “New applicant” is the only stage you have in your "Applicant" pipeline, this action will progress the candidate to the first stage in the "Interview" tab.

Archive: Click “Archive” to complete the review of an application and move the opportunity to archive. Then, the posting will show with a prompt to "Choose archive reason..." to disposition the candidate under. Finally, click "Archive".

  • “Remember this for next applicant” checkbox: Remember the archive reason for one-click archive option for subsequent candidates.


Archive + Email: Click "Archive", select the Archive reason, and click "Archive + email". You'll then be prompted to configure email settings and content to "Archive and send now" or "Delay until...".

  • “Remember this for the next applicant” checkbox: remember the Archive Reason for the next candidate
  • “Remember email options for next applicant” checkbox: remember both the Archive Reason and the email options for the next candidate


Undo: When any action is performed (Skip, Advance, Archive/Archive+email), a notification will pop up in the bottom left corner allowing you to Undo the action. This notification will remain until action is taken on the next candidate.


Exit Review: Clicking “Exit review” will allow you to exit review flow before 100% completion. 

Celebration Page: When you have acted on all applicants in a review session (100% of progress bar), you'll be taken to a celebration page with a link back to the candidate dashboard. 

  • This will show you how many applicants have been screened out of total number of applicants loaded into the review session, in addition to the amount of time it took to complete the review session.



I don't see the "Start Review" banner? The "Start Review" banner will disappear if individual opportunities are selected. Deselect all opportunities and you'll see the banner reappear.

What happens if there's a conflict? (e.g., applicant reviewed by another during session, applicant has active offer, etc.) The action will to "Advance" or "Archive" will be disabled (grayed out) and you'll be able to move onto the next candidate.

Why did my session end? After 5 idle minutes, review sessions will automatically end.

What if there's no resume/invalid file type? You'll still be able to see the applicant details (without the resume showing).

Are keyboard shortcuts available? Yes, you'll be able to use the right arrow key to quickly skip candidates.

How long do you have to "undo" the last action? You'll have until you take action on the next candidate.

Can I trigger review applicants at another stage? At this time, Fast Resume Review can be triggered for candidates in the New Applicant stage.

What stage does a candidate go to when you click "advance" on the Fast Resume Review? Candidates will advance to the stage that is next in the Applicant pipeline.

Are confidential postings included? If the Lever user is on the access list for a confidential posting and an opportunity for that posting falls within the filter criteria, that opportunity will be be included in the review flow for the user's session.

Is there a way to review their custom application answers in Fast Resume Review? Custom Application responses are not currently available for review in Fast Resume Review at this time. The quickest way to review these from the flow will be to click the link to the candidate’s full profile, which will open in a new tab.

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