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Greenhouse + CoderPad Live Integration

Greenhouse Recruiting and CoderPad have teamed up to help you better evaluate technical candidates through live collaborative coding interviews and take-home assignments.

CoderPad is the leading technical interview platform for teams that need a simple, fast solution to help accurately assess candidates throughout the hiring stages. It works like an IDE to emulate real world scenarios and is easily personalized to specific development team needs - ensuring a positive experience for both the candidate and the interviewer.

The CoderPad Live integration with Greenhouse enables you and your candidates to write and execute code collaboratively during an interview - right in your browser. Setup is simple and convenient. In this article, we will cover how to:

  1. Find Your CoderPad API Key
  2. Enable the CoderPad Live Integration
  3. Add a CoderPad Live Link to an Interview Stage
  4. Troubleshoot

1. Find Your CoderPad API Key

To enable Greenhouse Recruiting’s integration with CoderPad for Live interviews, Greenhouse Recruiting needs your CoderPad API Key.

Note: Every user in your organization who wishes to use the integration must use their own CoderPad API Key.

Navigate to your CoderPad account and locate the API Key on your Personal Settings page. Copy the CoderPad API Key.

coderpad api key

2. Enable the CoderPad Live Integration

With the CoderPad API Key copied, navigate to your Greenhouse Recruiting account. Click the ellipsis on the navigation bar and select Integrations from the dropdown menu.

Note: Every user in your organization who wishes to use the integration must input their own CoderPad API Key into Greenhouse Recruiting.

greenhouse integration menu

From the Integrations page, use the provided search feature to find CoderPad. Select CoderPad Live from the results list.

greenhouse coderpad integration search

Click Connect on the right-hand side and input the copied CoderPad API Key.

coderpad api key field

When finished, click Save. The CoderPad Live integration is now enabled for this user’s account.

To add a CoderPad Live link to an interview stage, Greenhouse users with the integration enabled should click Schedule Interview from a candidate’s On Job panel.

Note: A CoderPad link can be added to any interview stage with a scheduled interview. In the below example, we have created a unique interview stage for the CoderPad test called ‘Technical Screening.’

greenhouse schedule live interviews

From the Schedule Interview page, click +CoderPad Live Link to generate a session. The link to the session will automatically be added in the description of the interview.

greenhouse calendar view

Complete the steps to schedule the interview with the Interviewer on your team. When finished, click Schedule and Continue.

Note: Don't forget to also include the CoderPad Live link in any candidate communication you send regarding the interview.

The CoderPad Live link will be in the Interview Kit for your reference and will be visible in your calendar client. Click Send Invites to send the interview invitation.

greenhouse send invites

Interviewers should have their CoderPad Live link in their interview meeting invites. Here is an example of a Google Calendar invite:

greenhouse google calendar description

You should then provide the CoderPad Live link to candidates via their interview meeting invite and/or their pre-interview information.


Don’t see the Send Invites button?

greenhouse send invites not visible

When you are ready to send calendar invites via Google, but you don’t see the Send Invites button, your Google Calendar integration with Greenhouse may not be set up.

To fix this:

  • Switch from the New View to the Old View by clicking on the Switch to Old View link.

    greenhouse switch to old view

  • Then click the Connect to Google link.

    greenhouse google link

  • Choose your company Google account for connecting with Greenhouse.

    greenhouse connecting google

  • Allow Greenhouse access to your Google account.

    greenhouse google account

  • This should enable the Google - Greenhouse authorization.

    greenhouse google authorization

  • Then you can stay in the Old View to send invites.

    greenhouse old view invites

  • Or return to the New View to send invites.

    greenhouse return to new view