A Position Template is a fully-populated position posting stored in your Library that includes its own job description, responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and job-specific questions, which are referred to as Position Elements (see The Library: A Complete Overview and Position Elements for more information).
You can create a Position Template of every position it takes to run your business, and you can add or change them at any time within the Library. Once a Position Template is complete, you can assign it to areas within your company and allow users to post it, which creates an active position and starts the hiring process.
An Active Position is a job posting created from a Position Template that is available in the My Positions area of the system. Active Positions can be “Posted” (the job posting is active and available to applicants) or “Unposted” (not active or available to applicants), depending on where you are in the hiring process. When a job is “Posted,” you can use the applicant tracking features of the system to review applicant responses, schedule interviews, and follow through with job offers or rejection letters.
Creating and saving a Position Template does not make a job posting available to applicants. You must post the position within the My Positions area of the system.