Help & FAQs
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Underdog.io. You can email [email protected] or tweet at @UnderdogJobs with ideas, feedback, or questions about any topics that aren’t covered here. We'd love to hear from you.
What does Underdog.io do?
Underdog.io is a curated marketplace for talent. We connect talented software engineers, designers, product managers, and businesspeople directly with founders, executives, hiring managers, and internal recruiters at growing technology companies.
How does the Underdog.io process work?
Every week, we share a new curated cohort of active job seekers with our network of growing technology companies. Only a small percentage of candidates who sign up for Underdog.io ultimately get shared with our hiring network.
As a candidate, how long will it take for me to hear back from you once I apply?
Jobs at technology companies are highly specialized and competitive. Given that, only a small subset of candidates who apply to Underdog.io get featured in a candidate batch. If we can work with you, you'll typically receive an invitation to finalize your Underdog.io profile within 24-48 hours of signing up. For business candidates, the timeline can sometimes be a little longer. Because of candidate volume, we only respond to candidates when they are selected for an Underdog.io batch.
Will my current employer be able to see my profile if they are an Underdog.io customer?
No. We hide candidates from their current and past employers and also make it simple for candidates to have their profiles hidden from any other companies of their choosing. To give you even more comfort, Underdog.io is a closed, invite-only community.
What types of companies do you work with?
The bulk of the companies using the Underdog.io platform are privately-held venture-backed startups. The remainder are larger technology companies and organizations that have startup-like teams and job opportunities. Our goal is to build a network of the highest-quality hiring organizations in the world, which means that we only approve about 50% of the companies that try to join Underdog.io. We don't work with recruiting agencies or other intermediaries.
Do Underdog.io companies hire contract, remote, and/or visa candidates?
Many do, but candidates who have the most success on Underdog.io tend to be looking for full-time positions and don't require visa sponsorship. Some of our companies sponsor visa candidates who already live in the U.S. and have existing, transferable visas. If you live outside of the U.S. and/or hold a non-transferable visa (e.g. B1, L1, J1), we are not likely to feature you in an Underdog.io candidate batch.
Why can't I log in to my account?
The short answer is that you likely don't have an account (yet). Candidates and companies can only log in after they've applied AND once they've been approved and accepted into the Underdog.io community, which remains small. We're working on growing our footprint so we can work with more users on both sides of the market. In the meantime, please bear with us.
What's email relay and how does it work?
We've implemented two-way email relay to prevent spam and to help users keep track of active Underdog.io conversations. All users can continue to use their default mail client; candidates can also access messages in their Underdog.io dashboard.
As a candidate, when a company reaches out to you through relay, you'll receive an email from an address like this:
When candidates reply to a company's message, users at the company will receive an email from an address like this: [email protected]