SeekOut is a passive candidate sourcing tool which gives your organization an edge with hard-to-find talent. Greenhouse Recruiting’s integration with SeekOut allows you to easily move candidate records from SeekOut into Greenhouse Recruiting.

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Configure user setup permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting

In order to enable the Greenhouse Recruiting / SeekOut integration, you will need the developer permission Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials.

Contact a Greenhouse user in your organization with Site Admin level permissions with the additional user-specific permission Can edit another user's advanced permissions to apply the API credential management permission to your account.

Have the user with Site Admin level permissions edit your user account's permissions by navigating to the Configure icon > Users > Your Name.


The user with Site Admin level permissions should navigate to the User-Specific Permissions panel on your user page and expand the Developer Permissions dropdown.

Select Can manage ALL organization’s API Credentials so that a check is in the checkbox. When finished, click Save.


Repeat as necessary for any other user that should have access to set up the integration.

Create an Ingestion API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting / SeekOut integration

To create an Ingestion API key for the integration, click the Configure icon Screen_Shot_2018-05-24_at_5.31.51_PM.png on your navigation bar. Then select Dev Center on the left.


From the Dev Center page, click API Credential Management.


From the API Credential Management page, click Create New API Key to generate the API key for SeekOut.


From the Create new credential dialog box, select Ingestion from the Type menu. Next, find SeekOut in the Partners dropdown menu.

When finished, click Create.

Your Ingestion API key for the Greenhouse Recruiting / SeekOut integration is created and configured. Provide your Ingestion API key to your SeekOut Customer Success Manager so they can finish setting up the integration.

Send candidate records from SeekOut to Greenhouse Recruiting

Once the integration is configured, it's simple to move candidates from SeekOut into Greenhouse Recruiting.

From a SeekOut project, select the candidates you want to add to Greenhouse Recruiting by checking the box next to each candidate. Then click More… and choose Export to Greenhouse.

You will be asked to choose the Greenhouse job where these candidates should be added.

Select the job and click Export.

By default, SeekOut will not add a candidate to a job if they have already been added to that job, but if you want the same candidate sent again you can check Include previously exported candidates.

Within a few seconds, the candidates you have sourced in SeekOut will be visible in Greenhouse Recruiting.

Additional resources

For information or help not covered here, reach out to SeekOut Support at for further assistance.