Advanced Sourcing Skills


Advanced Sourcing Skills

Who should attend?

In-house resourcing professionals and members of in-house resourcing teams.

A Quick Overview

This course gives attendees the knowledge and confidence to search for candidates who aren’t registered on job boards.

​It goes beyond basic Boolean searches and looks at the very latest techniques in being able to identify candidates through online conference attendee lists, alumni groups, competitor phone directories and niche online communities. ​

Delegates will learn some great Advanced Sourcing Skills that enable them to find good candidates outside their LinkedIn network and how to use other social networks to find relevant candidates.

​Delegates will be asked to use their new skills to identify relevant groups of candidates online.

What will be achieved?


  • Understand advanced Boolean operators

  • Develop highly effective search strings to identify candidates on conference attendee lists, alumni groups, competitor phone directories and niche online communities

  • Develop alternative ways of approaching passive candidates. Not just through LinkedIn



Session 1

​Using Advanced Boolean operators and modifiers

Field Search commands

X-raying (or site searching)

Finding lists: conferences, alumni, competitor information

Using People Search Engines

Monitoring searches


Session 2

X-raying LinkedIn

Optimising your own LinkedIn profile

Building your LinkedIn network and making the most of groups


Session 3

Building powerful search strings

Hunting for and with email addresses

Searching social networks like Google+, Twitter, Facebook and more


Your Trainer

Katharine Robinson uses the Internet to track down tough to find talent. She has experience in Executive Search and In-house recruiting teams.

​Katharine founded Sourcing Hat Ltd, a consultancy that is passionate about helping you reach more interesting and interested people.


What’s included?


Pre-course preparation

Comprehensive training manuals

Certificates of completion

Training report (including delegate feedback)

Post course support

Training review (after 8 weeks)

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