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.

Great Employers use Searchlight

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 reshare.

Why candidates love Searchlight

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’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.
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.
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?

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.

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.

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.