Job Application API (Early Adopter) - Overview

The Job Application API delivers a seamless candidate experience with the ability to send job board application data to Cornerstone, enabling candidates to apply directly to requisitions using their information from job boards.

Job boards are a key way to source candidates. If a candidate wants to apply to a position from a job board, they are typically redirected to a career site, which can interrupt the candidate experience and decrease conversion rates. The Job Application API is a user-centric interface that allows job seekers to “one-click” apply using their resume details from the job board without having to visit the career site.

The Job Application API includes the following service:

  • Create - Create new job applications, facilitating a one-click apply use case in a job board by allowing candidates to apply to jobs directly from the job board.

Is being an Early Adopter right for my organization?

  • My organization uses job boards to post jobs
  • My organization has simple application workflows. Note: Prescreening questions are targeted to be available for a one-click apply workflow when this enhancement is ready for General Availability (GA).
  • My organization would like to see the source of the application, even if the candidate is rerouted to the job board.
  • The job board I work with is willing to build to our Job Application API


The Job Application API will be generic so that other job boards can use it, in addition to Stepstone job boards.

Frequently Asked Questions


Job Application API is in the Early Adopter phase and is only available for organizations using Recruiting. For enablement information, See Enable Job Application API.


The following permissions apply to this functionality:

External Job Application API: Manage Grants access to manage the Job Application API. This permission is automatically enabled upon enabling either the Cornerstone API bundle or the One-Click Apply with Stepstone integration. Only available if enabled by a backend setting. Edge
Edge Develop - API Explorer Grants access to the API Explorer, which provides access to help documentation for various API applications. Edge
Edge Integrations - Manage Grants access to the Integrations service for Edge Integrate, where the administrator can configure, enable, and disable their third-party integrations used within the Cornerstone system. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Edge
Edge Marketplace - Manage Grants access to the Marketplace service for Edge Integrate, where the administrator can browse integrations that can be used to extend the Cornerstone system. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Edge