Guest on The Human Element Podcast with Nix Stephens

It’s always a pleasure to be invited to be a Guest on someone’s Podcast! Nix Stephens and I had a robust discussion about Bringing the Human to our Careers! Read more about our Podcast here: In this episode, I was thrilled to interview my first female in Tech, a true powerhouse in the world of…

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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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Pivoting Through a Pandemic – The Vanessa Raath Story

Sourcecon Vanessa Raath

I have many things to be grateful for in my life but one of my greatest blessings was discovering, and becoming part of the SourceCon Family. I have to thank the following people for their influence in getting me involved in this community: Shannon Pritchett, Tangie Pettis, Ann Wilkerson, Amy Suits, Katrina Collier, David Manaster…

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Diversity Sourcing Training

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I have had such an incredible time collaborating with my good friend, Balazs Paroczay on our Diversity Sourcing Training Workshop. I cannot tell you have many ‘belly laughs’ we have shared while putting this together! 2021 is our year my friend! 🙂 We believe that there is an incredible need for Sourcers, Researchers and Recruiters…

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5 interview tips to ace your next meeting


Every candidate attending an interview has to spend time preparing for this interaction. I always send them my client’s website and the names of the person (or people) that they will be meeting with, so they can research them. I even go as far as to encourage them to ‘cyber-stalk’ their interviewees as it’s good…

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5 reasons to remove your cover letter


Did you send a cover letter with your last CV? Was it aligned to the role that you were applying for? In my humble opinion, the cover letter, along with the handwritten calligraphy CV, have become recruitment artefacts. I hope by the end of this article you will understand why I feel so strongly about…

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What makes a Recruiter successful?

Successful recruiter training with Vanessa Raath

In my experience, there is a scarce supply of successful Recruiters in South Africa. This is a difficult situation because the more consultants you have; the more clients you can service and the more candidates you are able to place in exciting new jobs. Before I meet with any potential new Talent Acquisition Specialists, aka Recruiters,…

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Why girls don’t code


Why aren’t there more girls who work in roles where they have to code? Girls don’t code. Is this a common misconception or is it a reality? How many females do you know who work in IT? How many of these are Programmers/Developers/Coders or are they predominantly Business Analysts and Project Managers? (Disclaimer: Please note…

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10 questions to check if you are attracting the best talent


Talent Attraction – are you doing this right? Here are 10 questions to check if you are A lot of Hiring Managers do not fully appreciate or understand, how scarce good talent is these days. I often meet with businesses and they are looking for the proverbial ‘one-eyed Rocket Scientist’ or ‘Purple Squirrel’. This is…

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