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How to invite candidates through a spreadsheet

Save time inviting many candidates by uploading a spreadsheet in Alva

Pernilla Ahl avatar
Written by Pernilla Ahl
Updated over a week ago

Sometimes you might have a spreadsheet of candidate email addresses, and you want to send an invite to all of them. That is certainly possible!

Inviting candidates through a spreadsheet

Create a column titled “email” with lowercase letters in the spreadsheet, under which you have all the email addresses of the candidates. This is mandatory as the candidates will not be successfully imported without this column.

You can also add columns with the candidates first and last name, this is however optional. Title these columns "first_name" & "last_name", aslo in lowercase letters.

To import the file, go to your Alva account and then to the candidate overview. To invite candidates through your spreadsheet, press the “Add candidate” button on the upper right corner of the candidate overview page. In the pop up, press “Import from file”.

You will then be able to import a CSV or Excel file to this pop-up and choose if you would like to send a test invitation to the candidates in the list or not. The candidates will appear on the candidate overview page automatically once the spreadsheet is uploaded.

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