Getting your careers site live is one of the most critical steps in the Lever implementation process. Unveiling the new application flow has a big impact on both candidates and internal stakeholders. Once applicants are flowing in through Lever, your recruiting team can officially sunset their previous system and focus on getting familiar on all that is new to learn in Lever. To have Lever power your jobs site, you have six options, ranging in difficulty from a quick 30 minutes to multiple weeks. In the table following you will find a breakdown of each option, with additional detail and examples found below.
|Summary||Your homepage's 'Careers' link sends candidates to a Lever-hosted jobs page.||Embed a snippet of code on your careers site to pull a list of jobs with links to Lever-hosted descriptions and applications.||A no-code solution that allows you to create your own custom career site connected to your Lever instance. Speak to your Customer Success Manager or Lever Support to learn more about this option.||Use Lever's API to pull a list of jobs programmatically, and link to Lever-hosted job descriptions and applications.||Use Lever's API to customize the list of jobs and job descriptions programmatically, and link to Lever-hosted applications.||Use Lever's API to customize the list of jobs and job descriptions programmatically, and host your own application forms.|
|Example site||Honeybee Robotics||Leadr||Celerion||Automation Hero||Spotify||Netflix|
|Branded landing page||Custom||Custom||Custom||Custom||Custom||Custom|
|Web developer time||30 minutes - 1 hour||30 minutes - 1 hour||Varies depending on project scope||1 day||Varies depending on project scope||Varies depending on project scope|
|List of open jobs||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Custom||Custom|
|Job description||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Custom|
|Job application||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Custom|
|Confirmation page||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Hosted by Lever||Custom|
|Custom application questions||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Apply with LinkedIn||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Auto-parse resumes to pre-populate applications||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Social referrals tracking||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
Option 1: Link to Lever
This is the fastest, simplest way to connect Lever to your company website. To view your Lever-hosted job site, navigate to the Jobs section and click View Job Site.
Simply add a link to that URL from your current website – the 'Careers' link in the footer of your home page, for example.
Example site: Petal
Example site: Druva
Option 3: Career Site Builder
Lever's Career Site Builder is a paid offering that you can use to create your own custom career site connected to your Lever instance. You can use the builder to control the look and feel of your career site, ensuring that each candidate's experience aligns with your organization's brand.
To find out if the Career Site Builder is the right option for your, contact your Customer Success Manager or Lever Support. To read more about how the Career Site Builder works, refer to Site Builder article collection.
Option 4: Customize your job list
With this option, you will use Lever's API documentation to generate a list of published job postings. You can style your postings as you would style anything on your website. This is a good solution if you would like greater control over the information displayed on your jobs page that is available through Option 2. You can also choose to use one of our pre-styled templates. To use this option, open up Lever's Postings API documentation. You will be using an API call to dynamically populate a list of jobs onto your careers site. Getting a list of your job postings can be as simple as this API call: https://api.lever.co/v0/postings/[YOURACCOUNTNAME]
||JSON is served by default, but you can request HTML by adding &mode=html to the end of the API Call. For more, refer to the full list of available query parameters.|
Example site: Contrast Security
Below you will find examples of different layouts links to the corresponding sections of the API documentation:
Option 5: Customize your job descriptions
With this option, you will use Lever's Postings API documentation to customize your list of postings and display individual job descriptions, list jobs and job descriptions programmatically, and link to Lever-hosted applications. This is a moderately difficult careers page option, which will require 1-5 days of web developer time.
Example site: Mango Languages
Option 6: API for everything
This is our most advanced careers page option, with the most difficult setup. This option will require an estimated 2 weeks of web developer time. Use Lever's Postings API documentation to customize the list of jobs and job descriptions programmatically, and host your own application forms. Note that this option does not support auto-parsing of resumes to pre-populate applications. Also, social referrals tracking and source tracking will have to be implemented separately.
Example site: Viget
Is this the right time to rebrand my career site?
Choose the option which most closely represents the careers site and application process you currently have today. Being able to get applicants flowing into Lever is critical for being able to move off of your prior system. Also, it is one of the few transition steps which will likely require help from a colleague outside your recruiting team (i.e. a web developer). The last thing you want is for this important step to drag out your transition, forcing you to juggle two systems at the same time. When you choose the option which is simplest and quickest for your web developer, you are helping ensure your entire launch plan is on-schedule.
Do not use this as an opportunity to rebrand your entire careers site. While there is always exciting possibilities to improve, it may introduce scope and unpredictability to your overall Lever deployment. Of course, once you have gone live with Lever, we will be more than happy to help you level-up your careers page!