When sending a test to your candidates, you are able to customize the email invitation and test instructions that they receive. Log into CodeSignal and follow the steps below in order to configure your test instructions and invitation email to specify:

  • Instructions test-takers see before the test [Optional]
  • Messaging test-takers see after the test [Optional]
  • Default test sender [Optional and applicable for public tests and tests sent via Greenhouse]
  • Time before the test invitation expires [Optional]
  • Custom email message for recipients

1. Select the test for which you wish to customize instructions and email invitations. Click the vertical "..." icon, then click the pencil icon to "Edit."

2. Click on "Design."

In the first field, you are able to customize the instructions test-takers see before they start the test. 

In the second field, you can customize the message test-takers see after completing the test. This is a good spot to add next steps regarding the interview process. 

3. Click on "Settings."

[Optional] The first field is "Describe your test." This section is not visible to test-takers. Use the description to share the test’s purpose with colleagues in CodeSignal.

[Optional] The second field is "Default test sender."

If you plan to send tests from your ATS, specify one individual to list as the default sender so that recipients know who the test is from. 

For public tests sent to candidates via a Shareable Link, this field will help your team identify who sent the test to candidates. When reviewing candidate tests results, the individual specified here will be listed in the report along with the candidate's score, time taken, etc.

[Optional] The third field is "How long should invitations to this test last before expiring?" Options range from one day to six months and specify how long the test invitation will be valid and accessible by candidates. 

[Optional] The fourth field is "What is the time zone associated with test?" Select your time zone from the list of options. 

The fifth field is "Add descriptive labels to this test."
If your team is using labels to tag/filter tests, you are able to add labels to the test at this time. 

4. Click on "Email."

The first field is "Enter the subject line for the invitation email." The subject line is what test-takers see for this specific test when you send it to candidates. 

The second field is "Custom the message for the invitation" where you can edit the copy that appears in the test invitation email itself. We will add a link to the test below your message and include information about test link expiration, if applicable.

5. Finally, the last field is "Email invitation message" where you can edit the copy that appears in the test invitation email itself. We will add a link to the test below your message and include information about test link expiration, if applicable.

Need Personalization in the email invitation? Click the drop down on "Need Personalization?" to see a full list of parameters you can work with. 

In summary, you have access to the following variables to configure the email:

  1. {{company}} - The name of your company.
  2. {{sender}} - The name of the sender. If the email is sent from an ATS, this will be the Default Test Sender configured above or the name of the test's author.
  3. {{candidate}} - The full name of the candidate (first and last names).
  4. {{candidateFirstName}} - The first name of the candidate.
  5. {{candidateLastName}} - The last name of the candidate.

Once you are happy with the customization edits, click "Update" in the top right corner of the window to save your changes. 

You're ready to send! 

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

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