Professional Certificate in Talent Sourcing

Find the talent you need when you need it. Get certified and learn the practical skills to find the best talent at speed and build high-quality talent pools.

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Over 200k professionals trained in 100+ countries.

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Courses designed and delivered by industry leaders.

Who is this for?

This course is perfect for sourcers, or anyone who is tasked with proactively finding the critical talent that their organization needs to be successful.

If you want to enhance your technical skills in online headhunting, become a Boolean expert, and master the art of approaching passive candidates, then this is the certification for you.

This course is for anyone who wants the sought after skills to find the perfect candidate for any job, anywhere.

Certificate Information




20 Hours


LinkedIn Sourcing

Engaging Talent

Advanced Technical Sourcing

Diverse Sourcing

Boolean Search

Strategic sourcing

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What will you learn?


Search Basics

Learn how to build perfect Boolean strings using the Universal Search Method and apply them to any database.


LinkedIn Sourcing

Learn how to use every aspect of search including best practices for applying our Universal Search, tactics for using different search fields within LinkedIn, and how to unearth the best candidates.


Engaging Talent

Learn how to discover contact details for candidates you find online, as well as what to say now that you’re going to reach out to them


Searching Job Boards

Learn how to adapt and apply your Universal Search Method to popular job boards and find great talent.


Overcoming LinkedIn Search Limitations

Learn the tips and tricks you need to know to carve up your LinkedIn Search results.


The Research Before Sourcing

Think outside the box, search in unique ways and find candidates that no-one else can.


Social Sourcing

How to scope out talent from a wide range of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and many more.


LinkedIn Extended Features

Learn how LinkedIn’s extended features make it much more than a social network or job posting site.


Sourcing Like a Spy: Advanced Sourcing Techniques for Truly Passive Talent

Learn how to source candidates using OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) methods like a true Private Eye.


Advanced Technical Sourcing

This covers how to X-ray search Google to look at lots of social networks, including AngelList, Stack Overflow, and Github.


Practical Sourcing Lab: Non-Technical Role Example

Follow master sourcer José Kadlec as he demonstrates the end-to-end sourcing process for a non-IT role


Practical Sourcing Lab: Technical IT Role Example

Watch José Kadlec as he demonstrates the end-to-end sourcing process for a technical IT role.


How To: Boost Passive Candidate Engagement With Video

Learn how to surprise great talent with unique and personalized video that has more than double the engagement and response rate to traditional reach-outs.


Uncovering Diversity

Learn the true meaning of diversity, not just unconscious bias.


Sourcing for Diversity

Learn how to go about sourcing candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Recruiting Internationally

Learn how to recruit across cultures, assess and inform when sourcing international candidates.


Building Your Sourcing Process

Learn how to build your relationship with your recruiter and hiring manager to make the sourcing process effective.


Using Advanced Search Techniques for Talent Mapping

Learn how to use your sourcing skills to hunt for real-time data and insights into the talent market that can influence your business strategy through data-driven decisions.


Effective Sourcing Models

Learn different methodologies for sourcing that produce the best results, including Paired Sourcing methods, dedicated resourcing centres and more.


Advanced X-Ray Searching

Learn all about reverse engineering websites, advanced Boolean operators, and a deep-dive on X-Ray search through LinkedIn and other platforms.


Sourcing Productivity: Using Automation in Workflows

Learn techniques for automating your sourcing workflow to speed up how you find talent.


Sourcing Effectiveness And Productivity: Benchmarking And Analysing Your Sourcing Process.

Learn how to effectively measure and benchmark candidate sourcing KPIs, and how to make improvements.

Content delivered by

José Kadlec

José Kadlec is the Co-Founder of GoodCall and author of the best-selling book “People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn Recruitment”. With a background in software engineering, José turned his technical expertise to sourcing and has mastered the art of finding talent anywhere in the world.

Acreditation block

Each certificate is credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University. This means it undergoes a rigorous process to meet the university’s educational standards. Credits are internationally recognized under the European Qualifications Framework.

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The SocialTalent Academy Recruitment Library

As well as your chosen certification, you also gain unlimited access to the SocialTalent Academy recruitment library for 12 months. This library consists of over 100 hours of dedicated content delivered by world-leading experts. 

You can choose to deep dive on subjects like sourcing, employer branding, candidate attraction, interviewing, diversity, talent advisory, and many more.

With unlimited access to all of our content and our platform’s ‘Explore’ feature. You can easily find the content you need when you need it. 

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For 1 or 2 seats

$1,395 USD

per seat

Most Popular!


For 3 to 6 seats

$1,255 USD

per seat – 10% Squad discount


For 7 to 9 seats

$1,116 USD

per seat – 20% Team discount

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Is there assistance for people looking to get their employers to purchase this training for them?

Yes, we understand going to your employer for training budget can be a pain so we have created an email template which is available here.

Which SocialTalent plan is right for me?

You can download and preview the full content library for our Recruitment, Talent Sourcing, Technical Recruitment and Talent Advisory certifications.

Can I purchase any SocialTalent content library as an individual user?

The Individual, Squad and Small Team plans provide access to our Professional Recruiting, Talent Sourcing, Tech Recruitment and Talent Advisory Certifications.

Do you provide discounts?

Yes. Our Individual, Squad and Team plans are priced on a per-seat basis with 10% and 20% discounts available for multiple seats and designed for people who wish to enhance their skills, knowledge and accelerate their careers. You can purchase up to nine seats in total.

Do users receive a Certificate when they complete content?

Users receive Badges when they complete Missions and a Professional Certificates when they complete Courses and Learning Paths.

What payment options are available?

You can pay via debit or credit card. You will be issued with an automatic invoice once your payment is processed.

Do I get Admin rights as a manager/leader?

Yes. Our Individual, Squad and Team plans are priced on a per-seat basis with 10% and 20% discounts available for multiple seats and designed for people who wish to enhance their skills, knowledge and accelerate their careers. You can purchase up to nine seats in total.

How is the Individual, Squad and Small Team plan billed?

Our Individual, Squad and Team plans are priced on a per-seat basis and are billed annually. There is no monthly payment option.

Do I receive any support?

You can reach us via our ‘Live Chat’ on the website to deal with one of our support agents, or you can email [email protected]

Our other Certifications

Learn key strategies and tactics for sourcing top talent. From social sourcing and technical sourcing to boolean search and engaging passive candidates – this is perfect for anyone tasked with finding the right talent.

Learn every skill you need to master recruitment. Whether it’s candidate attraction, tactics for collaborating with hiring managers, or interview best practices, this course will enable you to become a trusted Talent Advisor within your organization