Bulk Import Candidates

You can add candidates to Breezy in batches with CSV or resume files. Find out how to bulk import candidates to Breezy.

With bulk importing, Hiring Managers and Admins can add multiple candidates directly to a position’s pipeline with a single CSV file, or with a batch upload of resume files.

An import by CSV lets you add basic data for an unlimited number of candidates. Bulk resume uploads are parsed to include as much detail as possible for each candidate.

How to bulk import candidates by CSV

If you've been gathering or managing your applicants in Excel or Google Sheets, you can easily adapt your file and use it to import applicant data in CSV format (comma separated values), up to 10 MB at a time.

Your file can include up to four fields or columns that will align with the following fields in the candidate profile:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Summary

Note: You don’t need to include headings or field names in your CSV file—Breezy will import data from the top row.

To import the CSV file:

  1. Click Positions/Pools in the left sidebar.
  2. Open the correct position.
  3. Click + Add Candidates in the upper-right corner.
  4. Click Import from CSV.
  5. Select the correct file and click Open.
  6. Click a field for each column, to choose where the data is saved in Breezy.
  7. Click Next Step.
  8. Select a stage from the dropdown, to choose which stage in the pipeline the candidates will be added to.
  9. Click + Add Candidate.

Note: If the pipeline stage you select has stage actions associated with it, they will not be triggered by a CSV import.

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Tip: Add candidates from anywhere

You can import candidates in bulk anywhere you see the blue + Add Candidate button.

How to bulk import candidate resumes

If you’d like to import more data for multiple candidates, including the contents of their resumes, you can bulk import resume files—up to 50 MB at a time.

The bulk importer parses the information in each file you upload to create individual candidate records. To identify and organize relevant data, the files you upload must be text-based documents, such as DOCX, TXT, RTF, ODT, or PDF, rather than scanned documents saved as images or PDFs.

To import resumes in bulk:

  1. Click Positions/Pools in the left sidebar.
  2. Open the correct position.
  3. Click + Add Candidates in the upper-right corner.
  4. Click Import by Resume.
  5. Select the resume files you’d like to include. Use control+click or command+click to select multiple files, then click Open.
  6. Select a stage from the dropdown, to choose which stage in the pipeline the candidates will be added to.
  7. Choose whether to apply any stage actions associated with the stage you selected.
  8. Click +Add Candidate.

Files in the following languages can be parsed in a bulk upload:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

Data migration options

If you’re migrating to Breezy from another ATS and need to do a more comprehensive import, please contact our sales team. We can customize data migration solutions for customers on Pro plans.

Updated 4 months ago



Bulk Import Candidates


You can add candidates to Breezy in batches with CSV or resume files. Find out how to bulk import candidates to Breezy.

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