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Public Take-Home Projects

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CoderPad public take-home projects let you create a single URL that will load a specific take-home project question for any number of candidates. We only send submissions that pass 80% of the visible test cases to your team.

Why should I use a public take-home project?

The Public Take-Home gives you a wider range and more flexibility in using take-home projects, helping you attract and assess even more candidates. A public take-home lets a wide pool of candidates attempt a take-home project as the first application step. Here are some ways to use public take-home projects:

  • Send the public take-Home project URL directly to candidates as the first step
  • Embed the link directly on your Careers Page to let candidates start the application process for a specific job
  • Create a public take-home project for a university-specific test and send it to your university candidates
  • Make the link available as the first step in an online job application

How do I set up a public take-home project?

A public take-home project can only be created for projects with test cases. Click the “Create Public Take-Home URL” button on any projects with test cases.

Provide a notification email, set the appropriate time limit, and click save. If the candidate successfully passes at least 80% of the visible test cases, we will send the candidate’s name, email, and a link to their completed take-home project to your notification email. If your team likes their submission, you can contact the candidate to set up the next interview stage. If the candidate does not pass enough test cases, they will not be able to submit the project, but will be prompted to keep trying. This saves time for both them and you, and your team won’t have to review unfinished attempts at the take-home project.

How is this counted against my CoderPad quota?

We will only count successful candidate submissions against your plan quota.

Editing a public take-home project

You can use the “update” button to change the notification email or the time available to the candidates. “Delete” will remove this URL from the CoderPad system. This means any candidates with this link will no longer be able to attempt the project. Please be certain before deleting that this URL is no longer available to candidates, or they will reach an error page.

Tips for Success

Since this URL will be public, a large number of candidates may view and attempt this project. We recommend the following best practices:

  • Create a unique public project for each open role on your jobs page, or for each batch of University candidates
  • Create and use different questions public projects from the take-home projects you use for individually scheduled Take-Home interviews.
  • It is also a good idea to set up a new public project (and delete the URL for the first one) after you receive 100+ submissions.

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