Free your team from never-ending phone screens

Headlight prescreens your tech candidates with frustration-free take-home assessments so your team can focus on building the next big thing.

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How it works

We've built a fast yet rigorous tech screening process that helps you hire better candidates in less time.

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    1 Select

    Choose from our library of assessments (or use your own)

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    2 Calibrate

    We calibrate against your evaluation criteria

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    3 Assess

    Candidates complete timed assessments and we review their work

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    4 Review

    You get structured feedback on every candidate and our hiring recommendations

Why Headlight?

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Candidate Experience

Engineers appreciate our time-boxed technical challenges that model real-world tasks, not abstract brainteasers.

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Rigorous Feedback

Our team of technical Field Experts get back to you with comprehensive & unbiased feedback in 48-72 hours

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Accelerate your hiring

Screen multiple candidates simultaneously and make a decision faster while not losing dozens of hours on technical phone screens

Meet your trusted tech screening partner

Learn why startups and fast-growing companies rely on Headlight to reclaim days and weeks of engineering time while maintaining a high bar for quality. Let us worry about reviewing candidates while your team stays focused on shipping.

Our technical Field Expert network

Headlight maintains a network of professional software engineers, product managers, and marketers who are trained in our structured grading process to evaluate candidates thoroughly and fairly. They hail from companies such as:

What's new

Blog

How to leverage take-homes in your engineering hiring process

Our article in the GitPrime engineering blog on best practices for take-home assignments

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Testimonials

Adam riggs plectica

“Headlight’s assessments let us get a better picture of how our candidates think and solve problems. Hiring your company's first PM is a big milestone and Headlight helped us make the right decision.”

Adam Riggs, CEO

Plectica

Kristin ellis opentrons

“Migrating our developer take-home assignment onto Headlight was a breeze. Since switching over, we've been able to really streamline our process and make faster hires.”

Kristin Ellis, Director of Scientific Development

Opentrons

Cliff kim catalyst

“The engineers we found via Headlight were incredibly strong on both technical ability and culture fit. We were 400% more likely to bring them to on-site interviews compared to candidates from Hired, Vettery, or A-list.”

Cliff Kim, Head of Product

Catalyst