Want to support a past colleague? Recommend them for a job.

Leverage references to get the job offer

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

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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.

Culture-focused companies are using Searchlight to build exceptional teams

Candidate testimonial

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

Software Engineer

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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.

final step

Land your dream job.

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

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Reference testimonial

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

Searchlight's reference data minimizes the chance that interview panels are left to decide based on “gut feelings.”

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."

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Still have additional questions?

Can I view my references?

To protect the credibility of your reference data, Searchlight holds the full answers privately and securely on your behalf and will share them with verified employers of your choosing.

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?

Currently, only candidates who have been invited by a Searchlight partner can access our platform. If you would like to join our waiting list for an invitation link, please sign-up here.