How do I use AngelList Source successfully?

Source is only accessed with subscriptions to Recruit Pro. To find out more about Recruit Pro and how to upgrade, click here.

Source is an internal tool to help proactively search through our  3.2M+ startup-ready candidates for outbound outreach. Source is a helpful tool in addition to our Jobs & Applicants channel, where you can post a job for free or sync your ATS for inbound applications. 

How to use AngelList Source successfully

Getting Started

ACCESSING SOURCE 

* First make sure you have upgraded to  Recruit Pro. To find out how to upgrade, click here.

1. Sign in to an account connected to your company profile. 

2. In recruiter mode, click on Source from the top toolbar or click directly on this link to access when logged in: Source.

CREATE YOUR SAVED SEARCH:

1. Sign in to an account connected to your company profile. 

2. In recruiter mode, click on Source from the top toolbar or directly on this link to access when logged in: Source.

3. Click on New Search in the top left corner. 

4. Set your filters and skill weightings for your saved searches. To do so, adjust the options on the right-hand side. This includes filters for: 

  • Keyword 
  • Role (if you do not see the related role from our list use the Keyword to search for the specific role and leave this area blank) 
  • Location  – Onsite location, relocation and remote preferences ( Please see our guide on how to search for remote candidates here
  • Skill – Programming languages, frameworks and tools
  • Experience – Years of experience and work history
  • Diversity Boost – Highlight underrepresented groups
  • Education – Degree type and education background 
  • Preferences – Ideal next opportunity and company preferences

Once a saved search is set up you will get email notifications on new candidates as long as your notifications allow this type of email. Click here for a guide on adjusting notifications. 

Please click here for a more thorough guide on creating a new search. 

GET ACCESS TO TOP CURATED TALENT BY USING CURATED 

For access to our curated candidate list: Learn more about Curated here.

Tips for Outreach

REVIEW ACTIVE CANDIDATES FIRST, THEN PASSIVE:

Reviewing candidates on the Active tab first allows you to connect with candidates who have been on AngelList recently. The Passive passive tab represents candidates that have not opted-in and may not be ready to interview yet. Craft custom messages for Active vs. Passive candidates.

PERSONALIZE EACH PITCH:

Stand out from the crowd and tell candidates why they're a fit.

LOGIN 2X/WEEK for 15 MINUTES:

Message candidates right away for the best response rates. Candidates go live on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings. Block of the time so you can quickly get through candidates who meet your criteria. Sort by Match % to bring relevant candidates to the top.

BE CONSISTENT: 

Reach out to5+ candidates/week for each role to keep the top of the funnel full.

RESPOND PROMPTLY: 

Top candidates have a lot of opportunities, so prepare to respond and schedule interviews ASAP.

How to pitch your company to top engineers

✋  Introduce Yourself–Quickly: Make yourself stand out by including details like your current role and why it relates to them, but keep it short and sweet so you can get to the call-to-action from the offset.

✅  Cover the Company & Role: Touch on what the company does, the day-to-day expectations, and why it matters to the company. This should include the skills & experiences, but also your company's values. Try to cover these issues simultaneously: tech stack, current technical challenges, and what the company does without overwhelming them with too much detail. ( Avoid cluttering by linking your company's career page but link to the job description).

📈  Personalize–What's In It for Them: Articulate why that candidate is a great fit for your team and what sparked your interest in their profile. Touch on ownership and growth opportunities.

Learn more about Curated here.

Get started here.

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