Fast, simple tech screening

Headlight evaluates your candidates for technical ability so your team can focus on shipping

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Headlight offers technical screening services to leading companies.

Candidates appreciate our time-boxed tech challenges that model real world problems, not abstract brainteasers.

Our team of expert evaluators provide thorough feedback in just 3 days. Your team stays focused on shipping.

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Scale your screening process

Easily screen multiple candidates simultaneously while your team stays focused on building the business. Our panel of expert graders provide a thorough write up of your candidate's strengths and weaknesses so you can decide who to advance.

Focus on hiring great people, not managing the screening process.

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Calibrate your screening process

Set a time window for candidates to complete your assignment so you're never left wondering how long they really took. All candidates are graded on the same criteria by blind review, eliminating bias.

We help you get more signal from candidate submissions so you can make the right decision.

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Choose from our library or use your own

Choose from our library of thoughtful product, design, and engineer projects that candidates will actually enjoy — or work with us to develop custom assignments that you can use again and again.

Make technical screens a painless and practical endeavor for you and your candidates

Client 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

Trusted by employers and candidates

In a global study of 200+ hiring managers, recruiters, and technology workers, take-home assignments was rated as one of the most valuable methods for determining fit between a candidate and a role.

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Plans and Pricing

All of our plans come with use of the Headlight take-home platform and two free candidate evaluations to allow you to experience our work for yourself.

Pay Per Use


per evaluation

  • 3 business day turn around
  • Usage invoiced monthly
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Pay Per Role


per month

  • Up to 12 evaluations per role per month
  • Available as monthly or annual contract
  • Priority email and phone support
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for pricing

  • Unlimited candidate evaluations
  • Custom-designed take-home assignments
  • Dedicated account manager
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All Plans

Three business day turnaround on candidate evaluations
Only pay when the candidate completes the assignment.
Access to Headlight's assessment library
Set time limits and due dates on assignments
File upload + rich text editor support