What does a candidate’s origin mean?

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

  • Applied
  • Sourced
  • Referred
  • University
  • Internal
  • Agency

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).

Learn more about the difference between Origin and Source here.

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