“ Sourcing Certifications webinars pull together and verify information from a wide range of sources into a single set of concepts that really ‘clicked’ for me. ”
– Miriam Mealy, Sourcer, Specialized Staffing & Industry Recruiters

We offer a comprehensive, up-to-date set of Sourcing training materials for Recruiters, covering every topic you must master to find and engage target professionals online.

Every pre-recorded class in the Training Library is online and accessible on-demand. Your purchase includes the complete video recording and all presentation collateral. We also offer 30 days of unlimited online support to answer your questions and assist you in your learning.

Complete course syllabi are available from the “more info” link next to each product listed below.

Still not sure which class to choose? Check out the Training Library subscription for access to everything at one low price.

We are also happy to discuss your needs and help you determine the best option. Contact us to schedule a call.

Training Programs

With the fast-growing demand for diversity Sourcing, we are now offering a complete Diversity Sourcing Program. Since its introduction last year, the Program has been in high demand and received numerous positive feedback from participants. The Program consists of a four-day intensive training course, capped by the Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP) certification exam.

The four training webinars provide instruction on the six core sourcing skill areas covered in our original Certified People Sourcing Professional exam, specifically focusing on applying those skills to diversity sourcing. You will learn the essential techniques and strategies to be proficient in sourcing and achieve your diversity sourcing goals.

December 2021 CDSP Program

The December program runs from the 14th to 17th with testing December 18th to 26th.

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Sourcing Lectures & Workshops

Fewer than 20% of working professionals have an active, up-to-date LinkedIn profile. Do you know where to look to find the rest? Discover every major method to find professionals outside of LinkedIn in our most popular class, Sourcing without LinkedIn.

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This course reviews all of the most important concepts, sites, tools, and search techniques to source and recruit candidates online. An excellent intro for beginner, the class will also serve experienced Recruiters who want to make sure they do Sourcing right.

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Improve your Sourcing productivity and dramatically expand your Sourcing kit with our just-updated collection of “hacks” to find contact information, automate repetitive tasks, uncover hidden information, and more.

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Increase your X-Ray “X”pertise by learning how best to apply the site: operator and select common and specific elements for your target results in this first-of-its-kind class. We demonstrate the steps for evaluating sites and provide examples including many of today’s most popular social and professional networks.

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In this class, we explain the what, why, and how of web scraping for recruiters. You don’t need to be very technical to adopt the tools and techniques presented in this class, but there will be some learning curve. Just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm, and we’ll be happy to help you become an expert.

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You will learn how to apply our two-part approach to identify and engage a broad pipeline of candidates. What you learn will let you identify and hire essential workers, and others, faster than ever before.

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In this two-part course, you will learn a collection of workarounds and best practices to make LinkedIn® Sourcing more productive than ever before. Overcome the limitations holding your back on LinkedIn® with the lessons learned in our fully up-to-date class!

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Join us for a class on the masterful usage of LinkedIn Recruiter. You will learn to navigate LinkedIn Recruiter, search with confidence, find and InMail the right prospects.

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When considering social sites to source from, you must determine where your target candidates can be found online. This class reviews the best current information about the Internet and social media usage globally. For each site covered, we will detail the most productive ways to search, identify, and engage with users.

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This class covers various techniques to help assess the competitive landscape for your company or requisition. You will learn to apply these techniques to find competitors in an industry or location, similar job titles within a range of companies, which companies use the same technology or methods as your own, salary data, and much more.

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This foundational course teaches how to use Boolean logic and syntax to improve your searches. An excellent resource for new Sourcers, and a great way for experienced Sourcers to refresh their advanced Boolean search skills.

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The class follows the book, covering semantic elements in search engines, advanced search operators, and lesser-known search syntax to boost your searches. We provide lots of practical examples.

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This two-part pre-recorded class, based on our diversity sourcing certification program, will teach you the top search techniques and best practices, along with plenty of examples, for conducting targeted diversity sourcing.

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This class covers every major tool and method to locate technical talent online and ways to attract the attention of “passive” technical candidates. Find and engage potential candidates that others won’t!

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You will learn how to quadruple your search results with image search. You will also learn powerful image search techniques (including reverse image searches) that precisely reveal company employees, school alumni, and more!

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This interactive class provides a six-step methodology, covering best practices to find contact information for any prospect: email, phone numbers, and more.

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This class breaks down the what, why, and how of Google Custom Search Engines for Recruitment. Build simple, powerful Custom Search Engines in minutes. You’ll also get access to more than twenty Custom Search Engines, built and used by our Master Sourcers, which you can use as-is, or use as inspiration for developing your own CSEs.

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Our unique training course covers advanced search techniques for Google, Custom Search Engines, and LinkedIn. We bridge the gap between OSINT and Talent Sourcing approaches to online research in this one-of-a-kind presentation.

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Sourcing Ebooks

Google’s Programmable Search Engines (previously called Custom Search Engines, or CSEs) provide search opportunities that are unavailable anywhere else. “Custom Search – Discover more:” is the first-ever book to provide a complete guide to understanding, building, and using these power (free) tools.

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“300 Best Boolean Strings” collects over three hundred sample Boolean search strings and templates, along with explanations, and detailed, up-to-date search tip sheets.

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Pre-order Sourcing Hacks, 4th Edition, today, and you will receive a complimentary copy of the 3rd Edition to read while you wait. Sourcing Hacks is published in electronic (PDF) format and contains a collection of hacks, applicable to searching in any location or industry. You can instantly enrich your Sourcing Toolbox and improve your productivity with these hacks.


Community Resources

Since 2008, Sourcing Certifications founder Irina Shamaeva (a recognized leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research) has regularly shared the latest recruiting and sourcing best practices, hacks, and advice. Ranked one of the top 100 resources for recruiters for over a decade, her content has lately been gaining popularity in OSINT circles as well.

Sourcers, Recruiters, Researchers, Talent Acquisition Professionals, OSINT people: all who search the Internet are welcome to join our community on Facebook! Share your search challenges, successes, questions, and answers with thousands of your peers from all over the world.

In partnership with AmazingHiring, Sourcing Certifications founder Irina Shamaeva presents all the secrets a tech recruiter needs to know when it comes to sourcing on GitHub!