ℹ️ As part of CoderPad’s rebranding effort, CoderPad Live is now just Interview. We’re still working with our integration partners to update the searches, until then you’ll still see references to “CoderPad” or “CoderPad Live” when you search within the partner’s application.
Note: Lever Live Pad integration requires a Professional or Enterprise Lever plan and a CoderPad paid organization plan (Team or higher). To configure the integration, you must be a Lever Super Admin and CoderPad organization Admin. If you’re on a CoderPad Personal plan, please consider upgrading to access this feature.
The Interview platform integrates with the Lever applicant tracking system to automatically create interview sessions for candidates. Apply the
"coderpad" tag to jobs or candidates in Lever to automatically create pads.
When a tagged candidate reaches the first designated Lever stage (see Step 2 below), Interview creates a pad and updates the Lever candidate profile with the interview link:
You then copy this link and send it to the candidate (and interviewer).
To enable the integration, you’ll need to provide Interview with Lever API credentials, and provide Lever with an Interview webhook URL.
Step 1: Provide Interview with Lever credentials
To get started, visit the Interview Lever integration page.
You need two pieces of information from Lever: an API key and a Webhook signing token. The API key is needed so we can fetch candidate information from Lever and update the candidate profile with the pad link. The Webhook signing token verifies web requests sent from Lever.
Generate a Lever API key
To continue, you must be a Lever Super Admin and your organization must be on a Professional or Enterprise Lever plan.
Go to Lever and navigate to Settings: Integrations and API.
Under the heading Lever API credentials, click the blue Generate New Key button. For the integration name fill in “CoderPad”.
Copy the new API key to your clipboard. You will need it later and won’t be able to view it other than at this time.
Grant these permissions by checking the corresponding check boxes:
- Read: Read stage
- Read: Read opportunity
- Read: List stages
- Write: Add opportunity link
Click the blue Done button then confirm that you Got it to persist the key in Lever.
Return to Interview and paste the API key that you copied into the text box Lever API key.
Get webhook signing token
Lever signs requests using a webhook signing token. Interview uses this token to verify that the requests came from Lever.
Back in Lever, navigate to Settings: Integrations and API: Webhooks tab. Look for the section Candidate Stage Change. Click + Add Webhook
Copy the Signature Token and return to Interview and paste it into the text box Lever Webhook signature token.
Choose a pad owner
Please choose the Interview user from your organization who will own the Pads created by this integration. Typically this is a recruiter or an account like [email protected].
Save and test
The page should now look like this:
Press Save, and we’ll test and persist your credentials. If it worked it’ll look like this:
If unsuccessful, make sure you pressed Done in Lever after creating the API key. Also try creating a new key again, ensuring it has the correct permissions.
After you’ve added the Signature Token to Interview, choose the candidate stages to create pads, then connect to the new webhook in Lever.
Step 2: Choose candidate stages
Please choose the Lever candidate stages for creating pads. For example, “Phone Screen” or “On-site”. You can choose multiple stages – but an Interview pad will only be created in the first designated stage that a candidate is moved into. Press Save.
Step 3: Provide Lever with a Interview webhook URL
Your Lever integration page now shows a webhook URL at the bottom:
Copy this URL to your clipboard.
Go back to the Lever Settings: Integrations and API: Webhooks tab. Under the heading Webhooks, go back to the Candidate state change section.
First, toggle its switch to on/green.
Then, use the down arrow to expand the details of the webhook you created in Step 1 of this guide. Paste your copied candidate state change URL into the webhook title to replace the placeholder URL https://yoursite.com.
Press Verify Connection. It should spin, then show Verified.
The integration setup is now complete. Next, select specific jobs or candidates to create pads for.
Using the integration
Enable integration for specific jobs or candidates
Enable for a job
If you tag a job in Lever with “coderpad”, the Interview platform checks for candidates who’ve applied to this job. When a candidate for this job enters the first “CoderPad designated” stage (selected in Step 2 of setup), Interview creates a pad link for them.
To enable this, view a job in Lever and apply the “coderpad” tag:
To disable this, remove the “coderpad” tag from the job.
Enable for a candidate
You can also tag a specific candidate with “coderpad”. When this candidate enters the first “CoderPad designated” stage, Interview creates a pad link for them.
Disable for a candidate
Do you have a candidate who applied to a coderpad-tagged job, for whom you don’t want a pad created? You can disable Interview for these candidates by viewing their Lever candidate profile and removing the “coderpad” tag. When the candidate enters a designated stage, Interview will not create a pad for them.
Schedule an Interview phone screen
At this point, you’ve integrated Lever and Interview and tagged specific jobs or candidates with “coderpad”.
To trigger the integration, move a matching candidate through your interview flow. At the first stage that was “CoderPad designated”, Interview creates a pad and adds the link to the Lever candidate profile:
Please note this consumes pad quota!
Ensure that you only move “coderpad” tagged candidates into “CoderPad designated” stages when you want to create a pad for them. Remember, you can disable this for a single candidate by removing their “coderpad” tag.
Finally, copy the Interview link. When you schedule the interview, include the link in the invitation:
When the Interview session ends, you may wish to view the results in Lever. The same Interview link we added to the candidate page also serves as a record of the interview. Click that link to play back the history of the interview session. You can also copy code from the interview into a candidate note or feedback.