How do I use AngelList Source?

AngelList Source: Tips, Hacks, & Expectations

Your Quick Start Guide to recruiting with Source

AngelList Recruit  has two candidate channels

  1. Jobs & Applicants - post a job for free or sync your ATS for inbound applications
  2. AngelList Source - proactively search through 2.5M jobseekers for outbound outreach

How to use AngelList Source successfully

CREATE YOUR SAVED SEARCH: Set your filters and skill weightings for your saved searches so you get emailed when new candidates are a match. Add required skills to narrow your search or make skills optional to broaden your search.

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, then Passive next since these candidates 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 Thursday 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 to 5+ 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 do 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.

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