Feel understood and belong.

Searchlight allows your past performance to speak and set you up for success.

You're more than your resume

Companies use Searchlight to learn about your strengths, working styles, and how to set you up for success from the people who know your work the best.

References help you get noticed

Searchlight references aren’t just a checkbox exercise. We help prior managers and colleagues showcase the most valuable parts of you, so that hiring managers and recruiters get a full picture of you beyond the resume and interviews.

Thrive in your next role

Everyone can be exceptional in their ideal environment. References know what it’s like to work with you, and Searchlight shares this knowledge with your future manager so that they can set you up for success from day one.

CANDIDATE TESTIMONIAL
What I loved about Searchlight was how supportive the whole process was. They helped advocate for the real me.
Software Engineer

How it works.

STEP 1

Create your profile

Add the experiences you want to highlight.

STEP 2

Request References

Invite references to submit their feedback through Searchlight’s online experience. We’ll handle all invites, reminders, and updates while keeping you in the loop.

STEP 3

Share your profile

Once you’ve built your profile, it’s yours to re-share.

Land your dream job.

Join a team that’s ready to grow with you!

We're proud to help underrepresented talent and career changers

"Every time I’ve gotten a job, it’s been from a referral. Searchlight harnesses the power of my references to help me break into new industries outside of my network."

"I am so so grateful to have been introduced to Searchlight as a candidate. In the past, I’ve been blocked from jobs based on incorrect assumptions about my background. Going forward I will come to every opportunity armed with the references that can best speak to who I am and how I work."

"I’ve done 12 final round interviews. Every time, I’ve made it to the end only to lose out to someone the hiring manager knew or an internal candidate. If I had Searchlight earlier, I think it would have increased their trust in me and led them to a different decision."

"As someone who’s made a career transition, Searchlight helped me make the best case that I have what it takes to succeed in this new role. Thanks Searchlight!"

I’ve been used as a reference many, many times in my career. Searchlight is the best experience I’ve ever had.
Caitlin A.
VP of Finance
WHY SEARCHLIGHT?

Making the hiring process more fair
and transparent

Faster, better hiring decisions with more data

Winning companies need the best teams, and the best teams are diverse.

Helps hire overlooked candidates

Our partners have consistently used Searchlight data to confidently hire candidates from under-represented backgrounds.

Break the echo chamber

Searchlight surfaces data from people outside of a company’s existing network to break the cycle of "like recruiting like."

Still have additional questions?

Can I view my references?

Searchlight emails your references to request their feedback through our online, mobile-friendly experience. References love the convenience of leveraging the Searchlight platform to support you in your job search.

What do my references see?

Searchlight emails your references to request their feedback through our online, mobile-friendly experience. References love the convenience of leveraging the Searchlight platform to support you in your job search.

How do I sign-up?

Searchlight emails your references to request their feedback through our online, mobile-friendly experience. References love the convenience of leveraging the Searchlight platform to support you in your job search.

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Searchlight in action?