Candidate Status represents your overall relationship with the Candidate. Are they brand new? Are they someone I am actively trying to place?  Are we no longer working with them?

You will use the separate Submission Status to track the progress of the Jobs they are being/have been considered for. 

New Lead: Brand new Candidate that hasn’t yet been reviewed. Candidates parsed into Bullhorn are automatically set to New Lead.

Active: Candidate that has been reviewed and qualified by your team that is currently available to be placed.

Inactive: Candidate that is either currently not looking for work or being

Placed: Candidate that has been placed on a Job. Candidates are automatically set to this value when a Placement is added to their record.

DNU: Candidate that you do not want to work with going forward.

Archive: Hides Candidate record from search results unless specifically looking in Archive. Used in cases such as retirement where they will not be looking for work indefinitely.