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applicant

noun
     
ap‧pli‧cant [countable]
someone who has formally asked, usually in writing, for a job, university place etc
applicant for
He was one of 30 applicants for the manager's job.
successful/unsuccessful applicant (=someone who is accepted or not accepted for a job etc)
Successful applicants will be expected to travel extensively.

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