A-List is AngelList's exclusive hiring platform that helps top companies source and start conversations with the top 1% of tech, sales, and pm talent on AngelList.
Currently, A-List is only for finding the top full-time software engineers, data scientists, designers, product managers, and salespeople, who are based in (or willing to relocate to) the San Francisco Bay area, Greater Los Angeles area, Greater New York area, and the Greater Boston area.
1. Every day, AngelList algorithms discover the best candidates based on their work experience, location, education, and readiness to look for new jobs (as a few examples of the qualifiers we look for).
2. The A-List team then hand-selects the best of the best candidates and invites them to A-List. We send you an email (every Tuesday and Thursday) featuring 180 new A-List candidates who opted in that week.
3. When you see candidates who look like a fit, send them a message through the platform. Within 1 week, you'll know if they are interested in interviewing or learning more about the role.
4. After an introduction is made on A-List, it's up to you to work your magic! Let us know if you hire them, so we can bill you (more on that in a minute) and also send you some limited edition AngelList swag. ✌
Great question! You can and should use both since they serve different purposes.
AngelList Talent is a great resource for building your start-up talent brand. We highly recommend that companies use AngelList Talent and A-List in tandem, by updating their job listings on AngelList Talent to increase the flow of inbound applicants.
A-List was built so companies can quickly interview in-demand candidates before anyone else and fill roles for senior engineer/design/data science/pm/sales positions.
Because of our community of 8M start-up enthusiasts that has grown organically over the years, we get clues as to when top candidates might be interested in new work opportunities based on their AngelList activity before they even start applying. We cut out the noise by utilizing this “intent data” to find candidates who are actually open to getting pitched to.
Unlike other platforms, messages sent through A-List hold candidates responsible for responding to you within 1 week. And candidate profiles automatically expire after 4 weeks, unless a candidate requests to keep their profile active.
By using A-List, candidates know to be respectful and cooperative with companies like yours. In fact, we have a dedicated candidate ops team that is working to make sure A-List candidates are ready to respond and interview with companies.
Nope! In our experience, coding tests not only disrupt the candidate flow, but engineers with multiple years of experience also don't need to be tested at this stage in the hiring process. We don't have coding tests because we want you to connect with top candidates before anyone else.
If your company requires a coding test, then by all means, please communicate that when messaging candidates. Click here for pro-tips on improving your engineering take-home projects.