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Take home tests are a great way to assess your candidates' skills in writing, coding, project management and other competencies that are necessary for the job. By utilizing a take home test, your organization can see how a potential candidate will react and perform on a certain aspect of the job.

In Greenhouse Recruiting, the take home test stage allows you to build an assignment into your Interview Plan and efficiently manage the associated tasks.

Tip: We recommend that the Hiring Manager acting for the role should create the take home test.


Create and send the take home test

In the process of adding the take home test stage to an interview plan, you will create the email template that includes the instructions for completing the assignment. When candidates are moved into the take home test stage, you simply need to click Send Test to review and send the instructions. 


In addition to sending take home tests to candidates individually, this action can also be performed in bulk.

Collect candidate responses to the test

The email to candidates includes a link to a page where candidates can directly upload their completed tests.


Alternatively, you can choose not to include the upload link and instead provide your own instructions for test submission.

Grade the test

Designated graders receive email notifications when candidates submit their tests. As with interviews, graders use scorecards to evaluate submitted tests. Grading guidelines can be established for reference so that tests can be graded consistently across candidates.