Though our platform creates saved searches for you based on your AngelList job listings, your AngelList jobs do not show up on the A-List platform. On A-List, recruiters and hiring managers pitch roles to candidates via our instant messaging feature.
However, we recommend that you update your job listings on AngelList so A-List candidates have information to refer to. Click here for how to post a job on AngelList.
Our platform creates a few saved searches for you to start based on your AngelList job listings. The left-hand panel also displays saved searches created by all recruiters from your company.
You will only receive e-mail updates about new candidates for your “starred” searches.
Marking a skill in your search filter as “required” will remove any candidate from your results who either does not have the skill or simply did not include said skill in their profile.
For this reason, we recommend marking each skill as “optional,” taking advantage of the weight feature, and populating your search via “match %” to start.
When you mark a skill as “optional,” (which we recommend since candidates might not have every skill of theirs listed on their profile) you will have the option to indicate how important the skill is in your search on a scale of 1-5.
Once you're satisfied with the search parameters you've set, we then recommend sorting your results by “match %.”
You can filter your candidate search results for specific terms or phrases (defined within double quotation marks). Under “Search filters”, enter the terms you’re searching for in the “Keywords” text field. This will narrow down your search results to candidates who match your search terms. Note: keywords aren’t tied to your saved search.
Keyword search currently works on the following fields:
You can use boolean search to construct more complex queries with the following operators: AND, OR and NOT. You can also use parentheses to group certain search terms as a subquery.
You can search for specific skills by using the "skill" search bar. If you aren't seeing certain skills you want to search for, please contact your account rep (there is a chat section in the left-hand panel of your recruiting dashboard).
In your search filters under “company size,” please choose the relevant size from “seed (1-10)” to “massive (1000+).”
In your search filters under “location,” please select “U.S. citizen / Authorized to work in the U.S.”
Nope, this is not available.
Under “settings,” go to “your account” to check off any candidate profile elements you wish to hide.
For each of their past role, you can click on the role or “View more” to see a summary of their work highlights. For engineering candidates, you’ll see the technical skills they used in that role as well.
When engineering candidates fill out their profiles, they indicate what technical skills they’ve used in their past roles. We use this to determine the number of years of work experience they have for that technology, tool or skill, and aggregate that across their work history. This provides a quick summary of their technical expertise and experience.
This only applies to candidates who are currently in or open to an Engineering role, and does not show up for PM, Design or Sales candidates.
No, the candidate will not show up in other users' searches within your company dashboard. However, the candidate will be visible as “recently requested” on the left-hand sidebar.
Yes, the candidate will re-appear if their time on A-List expired but they re-join at a later date.
The key to hiring top talent is to share your story and help candidates envision where they fit into it.
Chatting with your account rep is another great way to better understand best practices for pitching on A-List.
Yes, we always recommend reaching out and then discussing details if a candidate accepts your request to chat unless they actively express not wanting to working for your specific size, industry, or location.
When helping candidates create their profiles, we ask them what type of role and company they are "most interested" in. If they don't specify certain dealbreakers, they could still be open to company types not listed on their profile.
Candidates will see your message, name, and some basic information about your company (such as size and location). A link will be provided to your company's AngelList profile.
In order to find success on the platform, we recommend reaching out to at least 10 candidates per week.
On A-List, clicking “not interested” will remove that candidate from your search. It will not affect or remove the candidate from your team-members' searches.
This is different on AngelList's Source and SourcePro platforms, where removing a candidate in your search will remove that candidate from your team's searches too.
Nope, we do not. However, our candidate profiles reveal information that is typically requested during initial phone screenings. In addition to background information, profiles share insight into candidates' “ideal next opportunity” to help you get an idea for one's cultural fit.
Yes, of course! Just keep us in the loop by updating a candidate's status in your pipeline (on left-hand panel).
This definitely varies. However, we recommend aiming for about 3-5 interviews per week (by reaching out to at least 10 candidates per week) to successfully hire someone.
Please reach out to your account rep.
Because candidates can get lost in the traditional back-and-forth of scheduling, our new “instant scheduling” feature allows you to specify a meeting length and interviewer when you send a request to a candidate. Candidates can then select an open time-slot on your calendar that automatically creates an event.
Click here for more information about instant scheduling.
Under “settings,” go to “your account,” to integrate either Lever or Greenhouse. Make sure you have the right permissions in your ATS.
By connecting your ATS, you can automatically export candidate information to Lever, Workable or Greenhouse when a candidate accepts your chat request.
Integrating your ATS also creates suggested saved searches based on your job descriptions.
Though integrating your ATS creates suggested saved searches based on your job descriptions, A-List does not show job listings to candidates. Instead, recruiters and hiring managers are expected to pitch roles to candidates and candidates can view your job listing on AngelList if needed.
When viewing candidate profiles, the “share” option at the bottom left of each profile allows you to share candidates with team-members. This feature also offers a private link to share a profile with your team.
When reviewing candidates, you can easily bookmark the ones you like by clicking on “Bookmark” on the candidate’s profile. This saves the candidate in your bookmarks for that search. To view your bookmarked candidates, simply click on “Bookmarks” in the saved search header. You can then share this list of candidates with other members of your team.
First, click on “Bookmarks” to view the list of bookmarked candidates for that search. In the top right corner of the saved search header, click on “Share bookmarks”. You can share your bookmarks by copying a direct link to that page, or via email by selecting the team members you want to share with.
Please contact your account rep.