Hi, I'm Vanessa

I work with companies globally to identify the best talent & I train Talent Acquisition Teams to source their own talent.

I'm also an international Keynote Speaker, an accomplished Emcee & Employer / Personal Brand Specialist.


    Hi I'm Vanessa.

    I work with companies globally to source candidates and train teams how to source their own.

    I'm also an  international Keynote Speaker and Career Brand Specialist & Coach.

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      Who I am

      I'm a freelance Talent Sourcer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I work with companies globally to find and place the best talent.

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      What I do

      I train Talent Acquisition Teams to source the best Talent faster than their Competitors can. Additionally, I am a sought after Keynote Speaker.

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      What I have to say

      My blog, publications & podcasts showcase my guest appearances on several international shows, in addition to my own published articles.

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      Let's chat

      I'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch and we can chat about your sourcing challenges or training needs.

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      Brainfood Live On Air | Ep197 | Hiring in South Africa in 2023

      Brainfood World Tour continues and this time we go to one of my favourite countries, which has…

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      Empowering People and Finding Top Talent: Insights from Vanessa Raath, an interview with Skillfill GmbH

      Vanessa Raath is a global Talent-Sourcing Trainer. But before that, she was a schoolteacher in the UK,…

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      Guest on the Recruiting Trailblazers Podcast | Sourcing Secrets, Better Boolean and Chat GPT Has Arrived!

      In this episode, Marcus Edwardes once again speaks with Vanessa Raath, a freelance Sourcer, a global Talent…

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      RecruitingDaily Sourcing School Podcast | Sourcing Efficiency, Training, and the Blue Devil with Vanessa Raath

      Back with a vengeance, Vanessa Raath, the South African Goddess of Sourcing, better known as “The Talent Hunter”…

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      New job? Go out there and introduce yourself to everyone | Guest on Radio 702

      According to Vanessa Raath, prospective employees have to establish the environment that they will be working in…

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      Guest on the REC Podcast: Talking Recruitment

      Episode 18: How to up your talent sourcing game: Tips from a global talent sourcing trainer Guest Speaker…

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      How can you make your CV STAND OUT? | Guest on Radio 702

      A lot of people think it’s about putting [on your CV] what you studied, what your subjects were. As recruiters, we want to see what societies did you belong to. Did you hit up the debating team, were you a prefect? It’s all about finding out more about the person.

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      Candidate Communication – Being Creative in Your Outreach | Guest on Jobsync’s Marketing Roundtable

      It’s the heat of August, the last days of summer, and Vanessa Raath, in her peak of…

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      How far is too far when setting the bait to attract passive candidates? | Guest appearance on The Recruitment Hackers podcast with Max Armbruster

      In this podcast episode, Max and Global Talent Sourcing Trainer, Vanessa Raath explore non-traditional techniques for finding…

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      Beyond the Template, Beyond the Resume – A Guest on Jobsync’s Webinar Series

      There is a common sentiment among talent acquisition professionals when it comes to candidate outreach and engagement:…

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      How To Run A Global Sourcing Business From South Africa | A Guest on the RecruitingDaily Podcast with William Tincup

      On today’s episode of the RecruitingDaily Podcast, William Tincup speaks to Vanessa Raath about how to run a…

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      Global Talent Sourcing | As a Guest on Shally’s Alley

      It’s always such a pleasure and an honour to be invited onto someone else’s Podcast as a…

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