Signal FAQ

 
 
 

What is Signal? 

Signal helps you find introduction pathways to companies you are interested in through your friends and colleagues.

 

Who should use Signal?

If you find yourself reading reviews on Glassdoor, browsing Indeed or Google Jobs, and reading company About pages to figure out what your next move is, or being annoyed at companies for not getting back to you on your application, Signal can probably help.

 

How does it work?

Signal cross references your contacts with company pages you’re on, to find you introductions that are relevant. For example, if you went to a Google careers page, Signal would understand that and find people in your network that either work at Google, used to work at Google, or know someone that works at Google, to help you get an intro.

 

Why does Signal need my contacts?

Signal will ask for access to your email and LinkedIn connections. At least one of these is required for Signal to work for you. If Signal doesn’t know your contacts, it won’t be able to find you that many introductions.

Signal does store your connections, and uses them to find more introduction pathways through the Drafted network, in a responsible way. It’s best illustrated with an example.

Let’s say that Lucille and Buster are both using Signal separately, and add their Google contacts to Signal. Lucille works at Bluth Company and Buster works at the Banana Stand company
Let’s say that Lucille and Buster both have someone named Tobias Fumke in their contacts.

If Lucille goes to the careers page for Banana Stand, Signal would tell her to get an introduction to Buster, through Tobias Fümke.

If Buster goes to the careers page for Bluth Company, Signal would tellhim to get an introduction to Lucille, through Tobias Fümke.

 

Who makes Signal?

Signal is part of the Drafted network and made by the team at Drafted in Cambridge, MA, USA. You can reach us at hello@drafted.us