What does a Candidate's Origin Mean?

Not to be confused with Source, a candidate's Origin defines how the candidate entered into Lever. Origins are one of five fixed values:

  • Applied
  • Sourced
  • Referred
  • Agency
  • University

Each candidate has one (and only one!) point of origin.


The Origin of a candidate can be thought of as a "higher level" source category (eg. multiple sources roll up to one origin).

Here's a difference between Origin and Source: https://help.lever.co/hc/en-us/articles/205750965-What-s-the-difference-between-a-candidate-s-Origin-and-Source-

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