Managing your applications

Managing your applications


On 2 May 2018 CERN migrated its Applicant Tracking System (ATS, the software that enables candidates to apply for our programmes/positions and for CERN to manage all applications) to a new tool called SmartRecruiters. When applying for a position at CERN, you will be taken to this Applicant Tracking System where you can manage and track your applications.

Accessing my candidate profile

To access your candidate profile, please visit this page. If you applied  with LinkedIn you can log in with your LinkedIn credentials. Otherwise log in with the email address you used to apply. If this is the first time that you access your profile, you will need to set a password. Follow the instruction on this page.
Once you are logged in, you will see an overview of all the applications you have submitted.

What about documents that I have to upload?

Please note that, in the Smartrecruiters system you must upload all your documents (CV, diploma, reference letters). After submitting your application, it is possible to add additional documents. Please follow the instructions provided.

Resetting my password

Please follow the instructions on this page.

Editing my personal details

Your personal details can be edited via your candidate profile. 

Keeping track of my applications

Log in to your candidate profile (please see “Accessing my candidate profile” above) and you will be able to see the stage of each application you have submitted: click on the relevant application to view its status and history.

Can I withdraw my application?

Yes. To do so, simply log in to your candidate profile (please refer to “Access your candidate profile” above), click on the relevant application, then at the bottom of the page click on "No longer interested in being considered? View Options"  where you can manage the different ways you can withdraw your application.

Replying to a message I received from SmartRecruiters

You can either reply directly from your email inbox, or by logging in to your candidate profile (please refer to “Access your candidate profile” above), then click on the title of the relevant application, and at the bottom right corner of the message you would like to reply to, click on the left-facing arrow. Write your message and click “Send”.