How to invite candidates using a public and private link
There are two ways to invite a candidate to a screening assessment: send private invite links or copy public invite link.
Note: There is a very high daily limit of how many candidates you can invite per assessment and per day to ensure server performance.
- Public link: This is a URL that can be shared with anyone via any communication method.
- Private link: This sends a unique, single-use invite link to each candidate. You can enter and send up to 50 email invitations at once. Learn more about customizing welcome emails and welcome screens.
You can see which User invited a candidate by clicking the three dots at the end of a candidate row:
You can configure private invite links to map to custom IDs and prevent Coderbyte from collecting any personally identifiable information.
You can also configure private invite links to include additional metadata about candidates which is available via API when candidates complete the assessment. To do so, add an internal ID for each candidate in this format: <email> (<ID>). For example:
- email@example.com (id_567_linkedin) will set id_567_linkedin as the internal ID for the candidate firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you see a red warning sign near a candidates email address, it's because they joined the same assessment multiple times with the public invite link. While this doesn't necessarily mean the candidate cheated, it is something you should be aware of when assessing the candidates results.
Note: To prevent candidates from signing up under a fake email address to preview the assessment before actually taking it, use private links.