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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      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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      Diversity Sourcing Training

      I have had such an incredible time collaborating with my good friend, Balazs Paroczay on our Diversity…

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      Published: Tech the Halls: Using Dev.to For Tech Recruiting with RecruitingDaily

      It was an honour to collaborate with Jackye Clayton and several other Top Sourcers on the 12…

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      Webinar: WeAreKeen – How to Improve your Diversity Sourcing Strategy

      In this webinar, Vanessa and Balazs will be looking at how recruiters and sourcers can improve how…

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      Podcast: The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast – Nurturing Online Communities

      As a LONG time listener of The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast and a huge admirer of Hung Lee,…

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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…

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