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. In this article, we will cover how to:  


Configure User Setup Permissions in Greenhouse Recruiting

In order to enable the Greenhouse/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 Permissions panel on your user page and expand the Developer Permissions dropdown menu. 

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 a Partner API Key for the Greenhouse/SeekOut Integration

To create a Partner API key for the integration, click on the Configure icon Screen_Shot_2018-05-24_at_5.31.51_PM.png in the upper right-hand corner. Navigate to Dev Center on the left-hand panel.

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, give your API key a name and select Partner from the Type dropdown menu. Next, find SeekOut in the Client Application dropdown menu.

When finished, click Create.

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


Push Candidate Records from SeekOut to Greenhouse

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

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.


Need help?

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