When you use Dover, we will schedule interviews for you on your calendar. Dover will schedule candidate interviews based on the availability and preferences indicated in your interview settings.

1️⃣ Go to the Dover App

🧑‍💻 Go to your Interview Preferences in the Dover App!

👤 Complete your profile

Setup time: 2 minutes

Indicate your role title

We will use this information to introduce you to candidates:

"Anvisha is the CPO at Dover" or "Jane is a Software Engineer at Dunder Mifflin"

🗓️ Connect your calendar

Dover will generate a unique scheduling link based on the availability indicated in your interview settings. Dover will respect all scheduled events that are marked as “Busy” on your calendar to prevent any scheduling conflicts.

ℹ️ When connecting your calendar, please make sure that you select all of the boxes when you are submitting your authorization. This enables Dover to create the interview events on your designated calendar.

💡 If you will be unavailable or OOO on certain days, all you need to do is set up a DNS event marked as “Busy” on that calendar and Dover will respect that availability.

📞 Set your interview preferences

1️⃣ Once you've connected your calendar, select where you will conduct interviews: Google Meet, Zoom, Whereby, or Phone Call. This will be static across all your interviews regardless of the interview stage.

2️⃣ Set the days and times that you’re available for interviews. Remember to select your time zone!

3️⃣ List the all calendars that you’d like Dover to check to avoid double booking. Please remember to include the Holidays calendar!

4️⃣ Indicate how much time you want as a buffer between interviews. This can be set to zero if you don’t want any buffer before and after each interview.

ℹ️ To see your availability based on your preferences and linked calendars, click See my availability

Candidates will not be able to book a time during times that are marked as busy, outside of your availability preferences, or during your interview "buffer" times. To open up availability, please limit your buffer times, increase your available hours, and decrease calendar events marked as "busy".

📆 Subscribe to a Personal Calendar (optional)

If a personal calendar is missing, you can subscribe to it from your work email.

1️⃣ While logged into your personal account, open Google Calendar. You can’t share calendars from the Google Calendar app.

2️⃣ On the left, find the "My calendars” section. To expand it, click the Down arrow.

3️⃣ Hover over the calendar you want to share, and click the three dots —

Settings and sharing.

4️⃣ Under “Share with specific people,” click Add people.

5️⃣ Add the email address of the account you want to share your calendar with ex: [email protected]. Use the drop-down menu to adjust their permission settings. Learn more about access permissions.

6️⃣ Click Send.

7️⃣ You will need to click the emailed link to add the calendar to your list.

8️⃣ Add a scheduling buffer before and after interviews. Select 0 min to maximize availability.

9️⃣ Click Save.

⚙️ Other Info

Advance notice

We require 24 hours advanced notice before candidates can book time with you.

Meeting Buffers

We have a 15 min buffer between meetings by default. We recommend setting buffers to zero to maximize your availability.

Max number of meetings per day

This feature is coming soon!

Custom confirmation email

We don't support customizing the confirmation email, however, we do support sending a custom email to the candidate when sending them the scheduling link. To learn more, read this article.

Back up phone number

All our booking links will include a phone number as a backup (even if you're using Zoom or Google Meet). This helps to reduce the need to reschedule due to technical difficulties.


Our booking links feature your company's branding to provide candidates with a bespoke experience.

Want to update your logo? Upload it here or reach out to your Customer Experience Partner for assistance!

Rescheduling & Cancellation

Candidates have the ability to reschedule and cancel bookings (just like Calendly, Meetingbird etc) right from the calendar invite. The interviewer can also reschedule by following the steps outlined here.

Backup Phone Number

Dover requests a phone number in case of technical difficulties. This way you can still connect if something goes awry with the scheduled video call meeting. To reduce confusion, Dover specifies that the phone number is only a backup in case of technical issues.

Backup Phone Number

Dover requests a phone number in case of technical difficulties. This way you can still connect if something goes awry with the scheduled video call meeting. To reduce confusion, Dover specifies that the phone number is only a backup in case of technical issues.

Security & Permissions

Dover uses the Google Calendar API to read events from your calendar. Google calendar does not provide more granular permissions than that (e.g. reading from a single calendar is not supported). Dover only queries your free/busy availability and events that relate to active Dover candidates.

1️⃣ Will Dover delete any of my calendar events?

Dover does not delete events on your calendar. Unfortunately, we can't request more limited scopes at this time due to Google's limitations.

2️⃣ What events can Dover see on my calendar?

Dover can view all the calendars that you are subscribed to, including coworkers' calendars if you are connected with them.

3️⃣ Why is viewing all connected calendars helpful?

This is by design — so we can track when Dover candidates have meetings on a "Hiring" calendar, or reach late-stage interviews.

Dover uses Google Calendar API to provide this functionality.

Using Outlook?

If you're using Outlook or another calendar provider, please read this article.

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