We are serious about giving you what you want. Based on your product feedback, we just released a redux of suggested referrals and matches, that allow you much more control over how, when, and to whom you refer. Thanks especially to our customer Segment for early feedback on these features. improve your matches by telling drafted when it’s wrong And you can also tell us exactly what we got wrong, so that Drafted improves automagically! Leave a private note for the hiring manager Sometimes you just want to add context for a referral you’re making. E.g “Gary is really good but I’m not sure if he’s looking for a job” E.g “Sarah seems unhappy in her current gig and values a better[…]


Drafted Joins Techstars Perks – Extends 50% Discount to Founders & Alumni Hiring starts on day one. A single great or bad hire has the potential to make or break your company. As a growing startup ourselves, we know that the problems only get harder as you grow. And while Drafted is already completely free for startups under 10 people, today, we’re announcing a perk that Techstars companies can benefit from as they grow: 50% discount on Drafted for Techstars companies* We ❤ Techstars companies. And our brand colors combine to make a nice gradient. Last week a startup just like yours found their next hire within 30 minutes of trying Drafted. And it cost them… nothing. $0. Zero. You can get[…]

Don’t panic, we will be back, and Drafted web is better for now. As of Jan 1, 2017, users will need to login to the web to use Drafted. One of the most valuable things we learned as a team since starting Drafted, is focus, and not getting distracted from our goals as a company. Focus on the customer today, don’t get distracted by future customers. Focus on features that matter, don’t get distracted by nice-to-haves. Focus on making the right hires, don’t get distracted by fast ones. Drafted’s mission is to make referrals fast, fun, and rewarding for everyone involved. This includes hiring managers, recruiters, team members, referrers, and job seekers. Since we launched Matches on the web, we’ve gotten a[…]

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2016 has been a breakout year for Drafted. While you can follow all of our Drafted product announcements on our blog, I’m sharing a few of our coolest Fall 2016 releases here. Candidate Dashboard See all the potential referral candidates in your team’s network, and ask for introductions all in one view. Filter by role, location or teammate to find the perfect candidates for open roles. Referral Matches Get automatic referral recommendations based on your team and network. Referring amazing candidates is now as simple as 1-click! Greenhouse ATS Integration With Drafted’s new Greenhouse integration and partnership, sync candidates from the Drafted referral network to your Greenhouse ATS, instantly.   Think it’s time to see more of Drafted? Schedule a demo to see how Drafted can help you 10x[…]

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Does this email sound familiar? “Hey friend, we desperately need a Product Manager do you know anyone good? – Don”   You scratch your head for a couple of minutes and conclude “Sorry, not off the top of my head. But I’ll think about it and let you know.”   A few weeks later, you run into an old friend at a cocktail party. She mentions that she’s thinking about leaving her job and is quietly interviewing somewhere that she could be a Product Manager. “Omg I should introduce you to Don”, you think.   Unfortunately, you forget to follow up the next day. It happens. Meanwhile, Don is tearing his hair out since he can’t find any good candidates[…]


We’re launching in New York with Greenhouse.io. We released the first Drafted beta on iOS in Boston last year. One of the things that immediately struck us after launch were requests coming in from outside Boston — from people who had heard of Drafted and wanted to try it out. We worked hard at refining, adapting, evolving, (and yes, pivoting), and finally, it’s time to get Drafted in the hands of more users. Thank you to all of our early customers that have been invaluable in guiding us with their feedback.   Do you integrate with my ATS? One of the most common requests from our early customers was “Do you integrate with our ATS (Applicant Tracking System)?”. So we surveyed[…]


The integration will let teams source great candidates beyond their internal network This article comes from today’s press release, announcing the Drafted + Greenhouse partnership. Read Drafted CEO, Vinayak’s personal post on our Greenhouse partnership and launch in New York. NEW YORK and BOSTON, September 29, 2016 — Greenhouse Software, the leading designer of recruiting and onboarding software, and Drafted, the referral network that accelerates hiring through community rewards, today announced the details of a new integration and partnership. The integration enables Greenhouse customers to source more candidates through referrals, the most effective source for hiring employees. Through this integration, Greenhouse customers can access their extended network through Drafted to identify and get recommendations for passive candidates they would never see in traditional[…]


In the new age of hiring, job descriptions are one of the first forms of introduction that a candidate gets to your company. But when was the last time you read a truly unique and inspiring job description? So many job descriptions are simply copy-pasted across the web, across companies, and even sometimes across entirely different jobs! For Drafted, even after speaking to 100s of recruiters, candidates, and hiring managers who expressed their distaste for the average job descriptions —  we set out to get some data, and scraped over 5,000 publicly available job descriptions across sectors from the web. Here are some of the cool findings. 1. On average, jobs contain 5-6 buzzwords, but most tech company descriptions contain over[…]


Today we’re announcing Drafted 2.0 for ambitious professionals. If you’ve ever asked someone to introduce you to a company, Drafted 2.0 is for you. You might be surprised which doors can be opened with a little help from your friends. With Drafted 2.0 you can: Discover opportunities in your network See how you’re connected to them Get introductions to the right people We launched the Drafted beta in Boston with the mission of making hiring fun and rewarding for everyone. The first version made it insanely easy and fast for companies to incentivize their community with a unique rewards system. Our latest release focuses on professionals and gives them the power to get introductions to companies through the community. For instance,[…]


We’ve been learning a ton from our beta partners and thinking hard about how we can serve them better. We started as a mobile-first company, where hiring managers could post a job in 60 seconds right from their iOS or Android device. A lot of our customers asked, “Why can’t I do this on my desktop?”. Good question. We designed an employer dashboard from the ground up for even more convenient rewards and job management for hiring managers. Some of our customers asked – “How can I get insights into activity related to my job postings?” Good question. The new employer dashboard to has powerful community insights – you can see how many views your different jobs are getting, how[…]