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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      Podcast: Offerzen – Hiring Remotely: Why Companies Need to Care More About Employer Branding

      This was definitely one of my favourite Podcasts of 2020. I loved working with Jomiro Eming from…

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      Podcast: Win@Work – Fighting for the Attention of Talent

      To put it simply, diversity matters. But don’t just take our word for it, let’s look at…

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      Podcast: Social Geeks – Interview Tips with Vanessa Raath

      It was so super to be the first Guest on the Social Geeks Podcast with Yolanda Mabusela….

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      ERE.net Vanessa Raath interview

      Published: ERE.net – This Is How I’m Staying Relevant As a Talent Acquisition Professional

      A big thank you to my friend Vadim Liberman, the editor of TLNT (Talent Management & HR)…

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      Podcast: Interview with Natalie Miller-Snell from Seize The Day

      I was invited to be a Guest on Natalie Miller-Snell‘s Seize the Day Podcast to chat about…

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      Published: Wizard Sourcer – Interview Spotlight with Vanessa Raath

      If you are a Sourcer and you do not know Jonathan Kidder or his blog, Wizard Sourcer…

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      Vanessa Raath Brainfood interview

      Published: Recruiting Brainfood – 20 questions with Vanessa Raath

      I was featured on Hung Lee’s Recruiting Brainfood with a fun 20 questions engagement! This was an incredible…

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      Podcast: The People Podcast – Strategic & Innovating Sourcing

      Jesse Tinsley and I first met on Twitter. We used to have long discussions about all things…

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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…

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      Successful recruiter training with Vanessa Raath

      What makes a Recruiter successful?

      In my experience, there is a scarce supply of successful Recruiters in South Africa. This is a difficult…

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      IOL article Vanessa Raath Work Life Balance

      Published: IOL Business Report – Blending work and your life

      Source: IOL Business Report There is an importance that can be attached to having a work-life blend….

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      Podcast: GeeksConnect Show on Brand Live with Mixo & Tiyani

      It was an honour and a privilege to have been invited to be a Guest on The…

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