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.

      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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      How to Be a Good Manager to Freelancer Sourcers, and What You Should Expect If You Want To Go Freelance

      This was the title of the recent article that I have been working on with the brilliant…

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      Vanessa Raath & James Hornick: Double Trouble – Recruiting Trailblazers 1 Year Anniversary

      I was delighted when Marcus Edwardes, of Recruiting Trailblazers fame, invited me to be a guest on…

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      Are you a Talent Magnet? How to use your Online Brand to attract Top Talent to you – MatcHR Webinar Series

      It was an absolute honour to receive an email from Adriaan Kolff inviting me to part of…

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      Pivoting Through a Pandemic – The Vanessa Raath Story

      I have many things to be grateful for in my life but one of my greatest blessings…

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      Radio Interview: 702 Talk Radio – Hiring for Skills vs Character

      It was a wonderful surprise to receive a phone call from South Africa’s Top Talk Radio Station asking if…

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      Published: UK Recruiter’s Brilliant Women in Recruitment and HR Series – Vanessa Raath

      It was a real honour to be featured on UK Recruiter‘s Blog for Women’s Month in March….

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      Webinar: The Art of Sourcing with Vanessa Raath & Suky Sodhi (Live Recording)

      In this video, Suky invites Vanessa Raath (“Queen of Sourcing”) to speak about sourcing and how it…

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      Podcast: The Sourcing Lowdown Podcast – Vanessa’s Talent Sourcing Journey

      It was an absolute pleasure to be asked by Evelyn Egan from Visage Jobs to be a…

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      Webinar: POPIA & Data Privacy for Recruiters with Shane McCusker

      It was an absolute pleasure to record this webinar with my good friend Shane McCusker, from Intelligence…

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      Conference Presentation: What are you doing to ensure that you stand out in IT? @ DevConf Live 2020

      DevConf has been a Conference that had been on my radar for several year. To be honest,…

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      Podcast: The Carmen Murray Show – Career Experts share Job-Searching Tips

      If you haven’t found a job yet, keep looking and maybe think about changing your search strategy!…

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      Podcast: Recruiting Trailblazers – Sourcing Outside LinkedIn & Online Brand Building

      It was an absolute pleasure to record this podcast with the wonderful Marcus Edwardes. I first chatted…

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