Hi, I'm Vanessa

I train Talent Acquisition & Recruitment Teams to source the best talent. I have trained Teams from Auckland to Seattle and many places inbetween!

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


    Hi I'm Vanessa.

    I work with international companies to source candidates and train teams how to source the best candidates.

    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 | Ep198 | Mental Challenges of the Neurodiverse – Real Talk from Recruitment Heroes

      Mental Challenge of the Neurodiverse: Real Talk from Recruiter Heroes An important change of pace to Brainfood…

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      Firefish Crowdcast with Vanessa Raath – Using AI Video Tools to Market Candidates

      Join the Firefish CEO Wendy McDougall and Vanessa Raath of The Talent Hunter as they give a…

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      Guest on the A-Players Podcast: ChatGPT applied to Sourcing with Vanessa Raath.

      How to use ChatGPT to enhance your sourcing 👉 Listen to this episode on Apple podcast👉 Listen to…

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      Guest on the attract.ai Podcast

      “I often say LinkedIn is responsible for dumbing down our whole industry. Because it’s too easy.” –…

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      Unf*cking Work with Vanessa Raath | Podcast & Guest Blog for Work Pirates

      This month James and Michelle, Owners of Work Pirates in the UK, speak to Vanessa Raath about…

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      Training and Mentorship for Recruiters | Guest on Manatal’s Podcast Ep 42

      It was a pleasure to be invited to be a Guest on Manatal‘s Podcast. Mantal is an…

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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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