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Professional Certificate in Recruitment

Looking to progress your career in recruitment? In this program, you’ll learn the practical skills to instantly improve your performance and become a recruiting expert.

Self-paced Learning.

Learn where you want, when you want.

Globally Recognized Certification.

Over 200,000 professionals trained in 100+ countries.

Enhance your Skillset

Practical content created to boost ability and performance.

Learn from Leading Experts.

Courses designed and delivered by industry leaders.

Who is this for?

Our certification in recruitment is designed for talent acquisition professionals looking to learn recruiting best practices and get new ideas to make themselves more efficient and effective.

This comprehensive course is filled with content to cover the A-Z of recruitment. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to stand out as a trusted advisor to your organization, hiring managers, and candidates.

Certificate Information




20 Hours


Candidate Management

Candidate Experience

Job Advertising

Talent Advising


Engaging Talent

Training Recruiters in:

What will you learn?


How to Write Amazing Job Posts That Really Work

This highly practical mission will give you the tools and practice to write any job post that comes your way.


Essential Copywriting Principles of Job Advertising

Learn to use techniques from marketing and psychology to create engaging job advertisements tha will attract top talent.


Promoting Your Jobs: Job Advertising SEO

Learn how to optimize your job ads to ensure that your post gains visibility on search engines and job boards


Talent Attraction on Social Media

Learn how to use social media to market your jobs and your company effectively to build social engagement with your candidates.


How To Create Truly Engaging Recruiter Content

Learn what type of content works when it comes to your online recruiter brand, as well as your employer brand.


Search Basics

Learn how to build perfect Boolean strings using the Universal Search Method and apply them to any database.


LinkedIn Sourcing

Learn how to use every aspect of search including best practices for applying our Universal Search, tactics for using different search fields within LinkedIn, and how to unearth the best candidates.


Shortlist with Success

Learn how to gauge proficiency levels against a candidate profile and build a holistic picture of a candidate’s skills and experience


Assessments 101

This mission by Nick Johnston, provides an overview of assessment, the tools you can use and advice on how to design and operate effective assessment processes.


Decoding Psychometric Assessments.

The science behind psychometrics, and how to use them practically when assessing candidates.


Why The Human Approach Wins At Candidate Experience

Learn why you should take the human approach to candidate experience.


Candidate Experience: What Candidates Really Want

Gain a competitive edge in the talent market by understanding how candidates make career decisions and how they view the recruitment process.


Candidate Experience: How Candidates Decide Their Next Move

Learn how to leverage the personal brands of your leadership team and use reverse engineering to attract better matched and more diverse talent.


Designing Great Candidate and New Employee Onboarding Experiences

Learn how to create incredible candidate experiences and design pre-boarding for new hires that leave nothing to chance.


Understanding Candidate Motivation

Learn different assessment techniques to understand candidate motivation through the recruitment process.


How to Give Great Feedback to Candidates

Learn how to gather, write, prepare, and deliver feedback effectively.


Large Project or Ramp-Up Hiring

Learn how to prepare yourself for a big hiring launch.


Recruiting Internationally

In this mission, Nick Johnston will share his integrated model for recruiting across cultures, how to assess and inform through the recruitment lifecycle and real-life case scenarios


Recruiting and Working Across Cultures

Learn how to crack the culture code and apply it to how you work day to day.


The Job Offer: Closing & Making the Offer

Learn how to present a compelling job offer to your candidate and secure a “yes”.


The Job Offer: Preparing and Selling

Master the art of navigating the final hurdle of the recruitment process. Learn how to close strong and never lose a candidate at the final stage.


Reference Checking Essentials

Learn how to make the reference checking process worthwhile.

Content delivered by

John Vlastelica

With over 20 years of recruiting experience, John is a world-leading expert on interviewing, selection. His content will help you become a trusted talent advisor to your hiring managers through helping you to define a solid hiring criteria, and establish effective screening and interviewing techniques.

Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell is a world-renowned expert and speaker on talent. As Founder and CEO of SocialTalent, Johnny works with the world’s leading organisations to shape how they hire. Johnny has trained tens of thousands of recruiters and helped shape modern recruitment.

Nick Johnston

With over 20 years experience working in HR, Nick has a deep expertise in talent. He has worked in different sectors, business models, geographies, cultures and economic climates. He uses his experience enable people and leverage technology to help business recruit better.

Andrew MaCaskill

Andrew MacAskill is the CCO of the talent consultancy, Fraser Dove, and Founder of Executive Career Jump – a coaching service for job searching. Andrew also authored ‘The Job Search Playbook’, was named a LinkedIn Changemaker in 2021, and is SocialTalent’s candidate experience expert.

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The SocialTalent Academy Recruitment Library

As well as your chosen certification, you also gain unlimited access to the SocialTalent Academy recruitment library for 12 months. This library consists of over 100 hours of dedicated content delivered by world-leading experts. 

You can choose to deep dive on subjects like sourcing, employer branding, candidate attraction, interviewing, diversity, talent advisory, and many more.

With unlimited access to all of our content and our platform’s ‘Explore’ feature. You can easily find the content you need when you need it. 

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Learn key strategies and tactics for sourcing top talent. From social sourcing and technical sourcing to boolean search and engaging passive candidates – this is perfect for anyone tasked with finding the right talent.

Learn every skill you need to master recruitment. Whether it’s candidate attraction, tactics for collaborating with hiring managers, or interview best practices, this course will enable you to become a trusted Talent Advisor within your organization