How do I connect my Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts to Greenhouse?

Great people know great people, so Greenhouse makes it easy to maximize your reach to great candidates by allowing all users to easily post open jobs to their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn networks.

First thing's first. Make sure that your social media accounts are connected to Greenhouse. Here's how:

  • Click "Hi, <YOURNAME>", which is located at the top of the page
  • Click My Info
  • Under the Social Networks section, click Connect next to Facebook and/or Twitter and complete the steps to authorize the connection

 

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    Ryan Conlan

    Two related questions:

    1. Central authorization - Can a company's Twitter or Facebook account be linked/enabled centrally for all our greenhouse users, or must each user authenticate individually?

    2. Facebook 'Page' vs 'User' - Can we connect and post to our company's Facebook 'Page'? When on FB I have set "Use Facebook as..." to my company's page, the auth attempt is met with this message: "To continue, you'll need to switch from using Facebook as <Company Name> to using Facebook as <Your user name>." When I switch, it's clearly connecting Greenhouse to my personal FB account, and also claims "This does not let the app post to Facebook."

    Thanks!

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    Jean Walters

    Hi Ryan,

    Apologies for the delayed response to this comment! I overlooked the notification.

    Currently, each user must authenticate individually. In that case, you'll need to add the company's Twitter and Facebook accounts to just one user account in Greenhouse.

    I'll have to get back to you on the second question. I'm not as familiar with the Facebook page developer options, but if it allows you to utilize the Greenhouse job board API to pull your jobs over there, it should work. Let me see if I can find out if this has been attempted by any other customers.

    Best,
    Jean

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    Lubo Smid

    Hi Jean, I'm having the same issue, Greenhouse posts to my private Facebook instead of company Facebook page, the same on LinkedIn. Any way to set this up so it posts to company profiles?

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    Vincent Depalma

    Can Greenhouse post to a Facebook and/or LinkedIn Page yet?

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    Murphy

    Hi Vincent,

    Great question! For now, Greenhouse can only post to individuals' Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, not company-specific pages. I'm not sure whether this is someone on the product team's agenda, but I'll bring it up at the next feature requests meeting!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions or suggestions!

    Thanks,
    Murphy

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    Maureen Sills

    Hiya Greenhouse team,

    How do you remove your social media account from your account on Greenhouse?

    Best,
    Maureen

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    Murphy

    Hi Maureen,

    If you click, "Hi, Maureen" at the top right corner of Greenhouse, you can select "My info" and disconnect any linked social media accounts you've set up! Let us know if you have any other questions!

    Thanks,
    Murphy

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    Chris Rhoad

    HI Murphy,

    RE: post from April 27, 2015 17:30

    Is there any word on whether or not functionality will be added to post from LinkedIn company pages and not individual profiles?

    Thanks!

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    Yury Habets

    Hi!

    I tried to connect LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, and I see that Greenhouse wants the following:

    "This application will be able to:
    Read Tweets from your timeline.
    See who you follow, and follow new people.
    Update your profile.
    Post Tweets for you.
    Will not be able to:
    Access your direct messages.
    See your Twitter password."

    "Greenhouse would like to access some of your LinkedIn info:
    YOUR FULL PROFILE
    YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
    YOUR CONNECTIONS
    YOUR CONTACT INFO
    NETWORK UPDATES
    GROUP DISCUSSIONS
    INVITATIONS AND MESSAGES
    COMPANY PAGES"

    Isn't that too much?
    Why would you want to modify my Twitter profile?
    Send private messages in LinkedIn?
    I have found no explanation anywhere on why is the permission list so wide.

    Could you explain?

    One more thing - I clicked "Cancel" in the OAuth page, returned to Greenhouse site, which showed a baloon "Sucessfully connected to...".

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    Murphy

    Hi Yury,

    Great question! In the early days of Greenhouse, we weren't sure about the scope of features we were going to build within social media. We asked for more access than we needed initially to lessen the impact of any additional features, but ultimately focused our engineering efforts elsewhere instead.

    I've brought this up with the product and engineering teams, and it looks like we'll be reassessing the level of access needed for the current social media integration. Thanks for bringing this up!

    Please let me know if you have any other questions!

    Thanks,
    Murphy

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    Achyuta K P

    Hi,

    Does greenhouse have a facebook add-in that we can enable on our facebook careers and company page.

    Thanks,

    Edited by Achyuta K P
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    Jeffrey Swartwout

    Hi Achyuta,

    No, we don't have that!

    Best,
    Jeff

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    Ashley Steitz

    Hello,

    Are we able to connect our current job openings from greenhouse to our facebook or linkedin page? It seems we cannot have this tab added.

    Thanks!

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    Jeffrey Swartwout

    Hi Ashley,

    There isn't a way to connect job openings in Greenhouse to Facebook, but you can do it for your company's LinkedIn page!

    Here's an FAQ that goes over how to do that: https://greenhouse.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/206285655-What-are-LinkedIn-Limited-Listings-How-do-I-turn-them-on-for-my-company-

    Best,
    Jeff

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    Achyuta K P

    Hi Jeffre,

    Looks like some bug in connecting to Linkedin, I am not able to connect only to Linkedin .

    Its throwing message as "Linkedin authorization failed"

    Can some one help me in this.

    Thanks,
    Achyuta K P

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    Lucia Hoang

    Hi Achyuta,

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention! A number of users have reported encountering issues when trying to connect their LinkedIn account. We've reached out to LinkedIn and are investigating the cause of this issue.

    Some users have found success connecting their LinkedIn account when they switch to another browser. Could you give that a try?

    Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns!

    Best,
    Lucia

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    Mike Garcia

    I am having the same issue connecting my LinkedIn account, and also get the "LinkedIn authorization failed" message. I tried using a different browser as well. Hoping to get this resolved. Thank you!

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    Karen Situ

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for writing in! This is a temporary intermittent issue that happens when trying to connect from GH to Linked. I would be happy to follow up on this via email. Keep a lookout for it :)

    All the best,
    Karen

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    Kenneth Mroz

    Hello,

    It seems I am having the same issue as Mike. I keep getting a 404 when trying to connect my LinkedIn to Greenhouse. Any idea when this will be fixed? Thanks!

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    Karen Situ

    Hi Kenneth,

    Thanks for reaching out! I believe that the issue you're encountering is slightly different from Mike's issue. However, I've reached out to our Product Team for more information regarding this error. I will follow up via email on this with you!

    Hope that helps!

    All the best,
    Karen

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    Jose Conchello

    On some other sites that use greenhouse.io, I see that below the application inside the embedded iframe is a set of social media icons to 'Share this job'. I however don't see where to enable or configure that. How do I go about implementing this feature on our site?

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    Jodi Freeman

    Hi Jose,

    Thanks for writing in! Currently, the option to "Share this job" via social media is only included when using Job Board Integration Option 1.

    We don't automatically include the social media share buttons on embedded job boards. This is because our social media shares rely on Open Graph protocol to populate social media posts with your job content, and Open Graph protocol doesn't work with our job post iFrames.

    In order to include those buttons on your own page, you'd need to create them and have them link to the social media sites. Then, if you wanted the content of the job post to appear on the social media post, you'd need to create Open Graph protocol metatags and include them in your page's head. Here is some documentation on Open Graph protocol, if you're implementing those buttons on your job board: https://greenhouse.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204720479-How-do-I-change-the-picture-and-description-that-appear-when-I-post-jobs-to-Facebook-and-LinkedIn-

    Thanks!
    Jodi

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    Tommy Sönnergren

    Hello 2017!

    Is there a possibility to connect Greenhouse with your company page on Facebook yet? Or an ad-on or similar?

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