A referral, in its simplest form, is when one person directs another person to a service or business. While the concept of a referral is easy to understand, most people don’t realize the benefits a good referral can have on everyone involved. Here’s an example: Alex, Drafted’s head of sales, and I both love a good slice of pizza. If I tell Alex about an awesome pizza place and he gets a great slice there, who benefits? While many of us are inclined to say “one”, because the pizza place just doubled its profit without doing anything, in reality all three parties benefit. The pizza place gets a new customer at no cost Alex eats a great slice of pizza I become a “trusted authority” on good slices of[…]


Celebrities and mere mortals alike have been sharing their #FirstSevenJobs on social media over the past week. The trend began after an Alaskan songwriter asked her fans what their first seven jobs were to drum up some inspiration for a song. Celebrities like Steven Colbert and Buzz Aldrin have shared how their careers started. Colbert #firstsevenjobs construction, bus boy, cafeteria server, library data entry, futon frame maker, futon salesman, waiter — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 7, 2016 Aldrin #firstsevenjobs Dish washer Camp counselor Fighter pilot Astronaut Commandant Speaker Author Now Global Space Statesman! — Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) August 7, 2016 And while it’s been cool to see how the everyone on the internet’s careers got started, we’re really interested to know who got their careers[…]

Job referral funnel

Yesterday I joined Drafted, to tackle our shared mission of creating the world’s best referral network. As employee No. 7, I’ll be scaling marketing and connecting great companies with great candidates through the the power of their networks. Before I joined, I spent time on vacation preparing for my new adventure: I read books by tech visionaries, fished with my family, and took early morning runs along the beach in solitude. I needed that breather: For the 43 days prior, I had been in an all-out sprint to find a role that would define the next chapter of my marketing career. While my search was the exact length of the average job search, I was fortunate to stay below the[…]


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,[…]