How do I create a tracking link for a source?

If you're planning to post an open job to an external job board, or if you'll be marketing the job in some other way, you'll want to be sure to create unique URLs to the online application so that you'll be able to track where the candidates came from.

To create a custom Source, head to the Configure>Custom Options>Sources page and create your new source. It will then appear on the dropdowns for tracking links and on the candidate's Details tab!

Once the job has been opened, and once the Job Post has been created and made live, you will be able to generate a unique URL by taking the following steps:

When you are viewing an individual job, click the Job Setup tab, and then click Job Posts. As long as the job post is live, you should see a Tracking Link icon displayed to the right of job title.

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Click Tracking Link, and you will see a list of sources.  Greenhouse provides you with a default list of sources, but feel free to add to this list by going to the Configure Tab and then to Custom Options > Sources. You'll only need to add the source once, and then you'll be able to use it for any job going forward.

Select the source from the list, and then click OK. Greenhouse will generate a unique link, which you will need to copy.  

Whatever marketing you're doing, provide that link to show candidates where they need to click to apply.  For example, if you are creating a post on Dribbble, when you create the post, you'll just need to paste the link in the "URL to job description" field.

 

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    Mike Linshi

    Is there a record of tracking links that I've generated? Or should I just generate new tracking links if I need a new one (e.g. I have a job posting on Dribbble for a Product Designer, then I take it down after the position has been filled, and then put the same job posting back up two months later when there is another hiring need and I have to fill out the job details again).

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    Jeffrey Swartwout

    Hi Mike,

    That's a great question!

    There isn't a record of tracking links that have been generated. You got it - you can simply generate a new tracking link with the appropriate source and it will behave just like a preexisting tracking link of the same source.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Best,
    Jeff

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    Wenling Pu

    Sorry to bother you. But I do need to know that do all of the source tracking links lead the candidates to the application page of GreenHouse? Is there any way that I can create a link that leads the candidates to the page of our own career website first?

    This is really an emergency, looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much.

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    Jodi Freeman

    Hi Wenling,

    Thanks for writing in! There is a way for your team to point tracking links to your Careers Site. I am creating a ticket here, and I will follow up with you directly to provide further instructions and share some screenshots!

    Thanks,
    Jodi

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    Holly Stehlin

    Hi Jodi,

    I have the same question as Wenling above - can you please send me that information as well?

    Thanks,

    Holly Stehlin

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    Jodi Freeman

    Hi Holly,

    Thanks for writing in! I can definitely follow up with this information! I'll send you a quick email.

    Thanks!
    Jodi

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    Sam Woolley

    ooh that sounds great I'd like to do likewise please as I want the candidate to see the UI of the careers site if possible :-) thanks, Sam.

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    Jodi Freeman

    Hi Sam,

    Thanks for writing in! I'll create a ticket here and follow up with the steps to complete this!

    Thanks,
    Jodi

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    Chung Lee

    Hi need this as well. Many thanks, Chung

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    Olivia Hirsch

    Hi Chung,

    Thanks for writing in and apologies for the delay in response! I will create a ticket and follow up via email.

    Thanks,
    Olivia

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    Deborah Rippol

    Hi! Could I maybe ask for help on how to do the same thing as described above? I need the tracking link to point to the job posting on our career page, not the Greenhouse one.
    Thanks for your help!

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    Olivia Hirsch

    Hi Deborah,

    Sure thing, we are happy to help! I will follow up with you via email.

    Thank you,
    Olivia

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    Samantha Khani

    Same thing. Please send along instructions for setting up a tracking link to the careers site.

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    Olivia Hirsch

    Hi Samantha,

    Sure thing, I will follow up via email!

    Thanks,
    Olivia

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    Erin Dunne

    Hi Olivia,

    Can you please help me with the same issue. I would like to post a job to Facebook but would like the URL to link back to the company career page instead of Greenhouse. Thank you!

    Best,
    Erin

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    Gemma Matthews

    Hi,

    I have been using a tracking link to post an external advert on LinkedIn but it is not recording correctly on the dashboard for the job, it has merged them all into "applied via the website" and it is not showing the applications via LinkedIn. Can someone help please?

    Thanks
    Gemma

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