Using Image as Background with CSS

With these simple steps, you can easily set an image as your Job Board background using CSS:


  1. Please go to Hiring–>Job Board–>Configure Job Board–>Hiring Configuration.
  2. In the Hiring Configuration page, click on the “Candidate Portal” from the left panel and scroll down to “Custom CSS Style” in the Look & Feel section.JOB BOARD
  3. Please add the custom CSS styling in the box and click on the “Save Configuration” button to set the image as a background on your Job Board.
  • Depending on the design, you may need to completely fill a CSS container with an image, or sometimes the image will just partially fill the container.
  • To display an image as a background within a container, you need this sample CSS:    


.container-class {

    background-image: url(“path/to/image.jpg”);

    background-repeat: no-repeat;

    background-position: center;

    width: 400px;

    height: 400px;

    border: 2px dashed #333;


  • Replace .container-class with the selector you want to target and specify all the properties accordingly.

To define a specific size for the image, we should look at the background-size property relative to the aspect ratio of the image:

a) For an image that has more width than height, please include the syntax below to make the background image go full width:

background-size: 100% auto;Job Board

b) For an image that has more height than width, please include the syntax below to make the background image go full height: 

background-size: auto 100%;Job Board

c) Include this syntax to make the background image go full coverage. This is an automatic way to fill the complete container, regardless of the image’s aspect ratio: 

background-size: cover;Job Board

This is the complete list of background-size values:

  • auto – Default value.
  • length As example: 100% auto or 400px auto. The first value is for the width, the second for the height.
  • cover – Cover the complete area.
  • contain – Scale the image to its biggest size.
  • initialSet this property to its default.
  • inherit – Inherited from the parent.