Uploading resumes / CVs


To upload a resume or CV navigate to the main dashboard (or jobs tab) and scroll to the relevant job. Click on the three dots to the top right of the pipeline, and select Upload Candidates from the dropdown menu:


Next, select files using your computer’s file browser, or drag and drop several resumes from your computer into the “Drag & Drop” window. 

Supported file types: 

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .pdf
  • .rtf
  • .odt
  • .html

Now sit back and let Workable do the work. The documents are parsed and scanned for the following fields:

  • Candidate name
  • Email address and contact information
  • Social media account links
  • Profile picture

If the fields are found, the data is extracted from the documents and entered directly into the candidate profile.

Workable also checks email addresses to see if candidates already exists in your database to prevent any duplicates.

You can upload as many resumes as you'd like, but larger batches will take longer to process. We don't recommend uploading more than 100 resumes at a time. If you have thousands of files to upload, contact us about arranging a managed migration.


Once complete, the candidates' profiles will be added to the job in the 'Sourced' stage. At the bottom of each candidate profile, contact details and social profiles that were extracted from the resume and/or retrieved from the Internet will be shown. If you spot a mistake, or need to add any data, you can edit candidate details by clicking on the candidate’s name at the top of the page.

If you need to add candidates to a specific stage in your pipeline, navigate to that stage and click Add candidates in the upper right. Candidates that you upload through this method will go into the stage you are currently viewing.