A-List is a tool from AngelList that invites top engineers, designers, product managers, and salespeople, to fast-track their AngelList profile to hundreds of top startups that are hiring in the San Francisco Bay area, Greater New York City area, and now Los Angeles (engineers, PMs and designers only).
A-List offers a simple, easy-to-navigate interface, messaging, and instant scheduling feature to connect you to start-ups interested in your profile. A-List then helps you quickly and efficiently schedule interviews and pass through rounds.
We automatically block your current employer from seeing your A-List profile so you can get pitched to with discretion.
If you have any questions, please chat us on A-List.
We qualify both A-List companies and A-List candidates to create a positive experience for both sides.
1. Go to https://alist.co/candidates
2. Apply with or without an AngelList account by uploading a resume and answering some simple questions about your personal preferences concerning your search parameters (ideal salary, when you want your profile to be live, etc). If you make a profile using your AngelList account, some information will sync to your new A-List account.
3. If accepted, and once you’re live, you'll receive direct messages in your A-List inbox from companies that are interested in you. Reply to the message thread to start a conversation OR just click a button to decline the request to interview.
4. Set up interviews and move through the application process quickly.
5. Land an amazing new job at a start-up! Let us know when you accept an A-List offer, and we will send you $500 ✌
We built an algorithm that identifies candidates who were recently active on AngelList and assigns them a score based on their work experience, skills, and education. The A-List team then reviews potential A-List candidates with high scores and selects who to invite to apply, based on demand and other factors.
Nope! We accept candidates to A-List based on skills, experience, and how active you are in your search. Once candidates are accepted onto the platform, it will be up to companies to move candidates through the rest of their hiring processes.
A-List works with well-funded start-ups and companies (that can offer high-growth opportunities) that are hiring for top full-time software engineering, data science, design, engineering management, sales, and product management opportunities in the SF Bay Area, NYC, and LA (engineers, PMs and designers only).
For each of your past roles, we recommend adding a few highlights that summarize what you did and what you accomplished in that role. We suggest doing this in about 3-4 bullet points and within around 500 characters.
For engineering candidates, we also recommend adding 3-5 technologies, tools or technical skills you used in each role. This will enable us to better highlight your experience to recruiters searching specifically for those skills.
Your A-List profile is live for up to 4 weeks at which point your profile will automatically expire. This is to ensure that the profiles we feature are active accounts. If you want to extend your time on A-List, no need to worry! Just re-activate your account.
If you need to take your profile down before the 4 weeks are up, you can opt out in your account settings.
We ask that you respond to your pitches (reply or reject!) as soon as you’re able. The sooner you reply, the better! This is partly how A-List is able to connect talent to companies so quickly. Be prepared to check out the company; if you have questions message them back or chat with your A-List rep. Pitches that have no response after 7 days will expire, and may lower your search ranking.
Nope. Clicking 'yes' is just the beginning of the conversation!
If you're not ready to respond and interview with companies, don't make your profile live. You can schedule your A-List start date for any Tuesday/Thursday—so we suggest that you start only when you're ready to interview.
Though your AngelList profile details will sync to your A-List profile initially, any edits thereafter will not sync.
Yes! Please use the chat feature and ask your A-List rep to change when your profile goes live.
Yes! The option to reactivate is located in the chat section.
Not at the moment. A-List companies currently recruit for full-time, local opportunities only. We'll announce when we expand to more flexible roles!
Great question (and you're right—the AngelList Talent platform is awesome)!
A-List is by far the fastest and most efficient platform for engineers, designers, salespeople and PMs to begin their job search with top AngelList companies. We suggest using A-List only when you're ready to start interviewing, and using AngelList when you are just browsing.
Of course! Just know that it is up to you to respond to companies within 7 days or conversations will expire. We recommend setting aside time to review company pitches on A-List before actively applying on other platforms.
Nope, sorry. Companies can indicate through A-List whether they are willing to pay your preferred salary down the line—but you will not walk out with “offers” to show your boss.
However, you can check out our salary and equity data compiled from thousands of start-up jobs on AngelList to see where you stand.
A-List is only focused on a handful of roles, and current company demand plays a significant role factor in whether or not we're able to accept a candidate at any given moment. Because A-List is an inbound-only platform (startups pitch opportunities to you, you don't apply to specific roles), accepting candidates whose experience is misaligned with our current demand would lead to a poor experience on the platform. We want to be confident that A-List will add value to your job search, and to be respectful of your time.
Whether or not your profile is published to A-List is by no means a reflection of your skills or the quality of your experience, but simply the nature of a platform targeted to specific recruiting needs.
If you weren’t accepted to A-List, we encourage you to leverage our core job search tool at angel.co to discover and apply to a broader range of opportunities.