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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      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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      The Need For Talent Sourcing Training On A Global Scale | A Guest on the RecruitingDaily Podcast with William Tincup

      In today’s episode of the RecruitingDaily Podcast, William Tincup speaks to  Vanessa Raath about the need for talent…

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      Radio Interview: 702 Talk Radio – World of Work: How to have difficult discussions in the office?

      Clement Manyathela spoke to career branding specialist Vanessa Raath about how to handle contentious topics at the…

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      Sourcing Without Borders – Recruitee Event Panel Discussion

      At TGTHR, we were joined by Alla Pavlova, Brian Fink, and Vanessa Raath, who shared tips on…

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      DUELING SOURCERS PRO TIP: Vanessa Raath uses ‘inanchor’ for her Boolean searches

      In a recent episode of Dueling Sourcers, the educational video series from TechRecruit providing tips, secrets, and…

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      Radio Interview: 702 Talk Radio – World of Work: Managing Multiple Careers

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

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      Brainfood Live On Air – Ep135 – Recruiters Switching Industry Verticals

      SWITCHING INDUSTRIES: A GUIDE FOR RECRUITERS The agility of Recruiters is one of the main reasons why…

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      Finding Talent others can’t – The Recruitment Network Podcast

      It was an absolute pleasure to chat with Gordon Stoddart from The Recruitment Network in the UK….

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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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