Circular is an invite-only community where next-gen recruiters hire curated candidates referred by the best startups and tech companies and improve their candidate's experience by inviting them to Circular.

Greenhouse Recruiting's integration with Circular allows you to receive Circular's curated candidates directly in your Greenhouse Recruiting account, allowing the candidates to more seamlessly connect with your existing workflow.

Set up the integration

Create a Harvest API key

First, create a Harvest API key in Greenhouse Recruiting. Follow the steps in this article to create the key, and verify that the credentials and permissions below are selected:

In the Create New Credential box, make the following selections:

  • API type: Harvest
  • Partner: Circular (optional)
  • Description: Circular Harvest API key

Verify that the following permissions are selected for the Circular integration:

  • Applications
  • Candidates
  • Job Posts
  • Job Stages
  • Jobs
  • Sources
  • User Roles
  • Users

Copy your API key to a secure location for use in the next step.

Enable the integration

Next, log in to your Circular account and click your profile icon at the top-right. Click Account Settings.

Scroll to Connect to your ATS and click Connect.

Select Greenhouse and enter the API key created in the previous step.

Once enabled, the integration is ready to use.

Use the Circular integration

Once enabled, you'll receive candidates from Circular directly into the application review stage on your jobs. Candidates added to your Greenhouse Recruiting account from Circular will have a source of Circular listed on their Details tab.

You can also review referral information other members of the Circular community have left about candidates. These reviews are included within each candidate's resume, located under the Details tab on the candidate profile in Greenhouse Recruiting.

To schedule an interview with a candidate added from Circular, advance the candidate to an interview stage in Greenhouse Recruiting. The candidate will receive an automatic email from Circular with your interview interest. If the candidate accepts, Circular will introduce you and the candidate by email. 

Additional resources

Visit Circular's Help Center articles with detailed information about the integration:

Contact Circular at or through your Circular account manager for troubleshooting assistance with the integration.