Permissions: Job Admin or above

Product tier: Available for all subscription tiers

Candidate notes allow users on a job to aggregate comments and notes about a particular candidate directly on the candidate's profile. A public note is one that is visible to all members of the hiring team.

Note: See the topics below for other types of notes in Greenhouse Recruiting:

Add a public note

Navigate to the candidate's profile and find the Make a Note field on the right side of the page.


Type your note and select the Visible to Interviewers checkbox. 


Note: You can tag other members of the hiring team using @mentions. Click here for more information.

Click Save when you're finished. The note will be added to the candidate's profile and can be seen by other members of the hiring team.

Public candidate notes on the Activity Feed

Candidate notes will display in the Activity Feed for other members of the hiring team. If the Visible to Interviewers checkbox was selected when the note was published, it will be labeled as (Public).


Note: Candidate notes can be accessed by any user, regardless of their permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting, via the Harvest API with a GET: Retrieve Activity Feed request. The API key used to retrieve this data must have permissions on the Activity Feed object.