Lever career site options

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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.

  1 2 3 4 5 6
  Link to Lever Embed a JavaScript snippet Career Site Builder Customize your job list Customize your job descriptions API for everything
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

Gorilla Logic

TomTom

Netflix

Spotify

Difficulty Very easy Easy Moderate Moderate Moderate Difficult
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
Source 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.

View Job Site link in Lever

Lever-hosted 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

Option 2: Embed a JavaScript snippet

This is fast and simple way to generate a dynamic list of published job postings. Any CSS design elements in your website will apply to the job postings, making this a great option for site hosted on Wordpress or HubSpot. Use our embed code generator to create a small snippet of JavaScript, and then simply copy-paste this snippet into the <head> section of your website's HTML.

 

Example site: Leadr

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.

Career Site Builder editor

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:

Simple list with two column layout

Example of career site with simple list with two column layout

Two column layout with team filter

Example of career site with two column layout and team filter

Single column layout with cards

Example of career site with single column layout and cards

Single column layout with cover image

Example of career site with single column layout and cover image.

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: TomTom

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!

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