Zapier is a powerful platform that enables you to easily set up and manage automated workflows across a multitude of software applications.

After a quick configuration, events in Polymer can be used to trigger these workflows, creating endless options in how you can integrate your hiring process across the software you use.

To set this integration up, you will first need to be an Administrator within your Polymer organization and to have an account with Zapier.

Building a Zap

The first step in setting up your integration is to build your first automated workflow in Zapier. These workflows are referred to as zaps. Within Zapier, click one of the Create Zap buttons to start the process.

The default dashboard within Zapier with no zaps created.

Defining a trigger

On the next screen, you need to select an app to use as the trigger for your Zap. Search for "Polymer" and select it from the list of results.

The trigger selection screen in Zapier

Next, you need to choose an event from Polymer that you would like to use to start the automated workflow. There are currently three events supported including: When a job is published, when a new candidate application is received, and when a candidate is moved to the Hired stage.

The select trigger event screen in Zapier

After selecting an event, you'll then need to connect your Zapier account to your Polymer account. Click the Sign In button to start the process.

The connect Polymer account call-to-action in Zapier

Authorizing access to Polymer

A new window will be opening showing a form with two fields for an API KEY and an API URL. These fields will need to be populated with information that can be found in your Polymer account.

Th allow Zapier to access your Polymer accounts screen

Within Polymer, visit the Zapier integration screen. It can be found from within account settings, in the integrations tab. You'll see your API key and API URL displayed. Copy these values into their corresponding fields in Zapier and then click the Yes, Continue button.

The Zapier integration screen in Polymer settings

After connecting your Polymer account, Zapier then gives you the opportunity to configure and test your trigger.

Defining an action

Next, you'll follow a similar process to choose an action that your would like to be carried out when your trigger occurs.

The action configuration screen in Zapier

The steps required to configure your action will depend on the app and action that you select.

After configuring your action, you will need to publish it. Once published, you will be returned to your dashboard where you new Zap will be displayed and available for management.

The zaps list in Zapier showing a single Polymer-triggered zap

Next steps

Zapier provides a ton of flexibility in how you can configure different automations across thousands of applications. The sheer number of options can be a bit overwhelming at first.

Their explorer enables you to browse what other users have built on their platform. Seeing other popular Zaps can serve as a great introduction to what can be possible.

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