Social Talent Academy

Professional Certificate in Tech Recruitment

In this program, you’ll learn the practical skills and industry knowledge to improve how you find and hire for the most in-demand tech roles.

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 proven to boost ability and performance.

Learn from Leading Experts.

Courses designed and delivered by industry leaders.

Who is this for?

This course is for anyone who is tasked with hiring for technical IT roles and wants to gain a better understanding of the industry.

Approaching candidates for tech roles can be incredibly challenging when you can’t tell your java from your javascript. 

If you want to learn the best places to find tech talent and know how to speak their language, this course is for you.

Certificate Information




15 Hours


Key Technical Roles

Technical Sourcing

Technical Industry Knowledge

Job Advertising

Engaging Passive Talent

Training Recruiters in:

What will you learn?


Technical recruiting with the Alignment Framework™

Learn a system you can follow to have consistent, credible, effective conversations with technical candidates, hiring managers, and colleagues.


Frontend developer: Deep dive on a technical role, with Morgan Whaley

This content is designed to build your technical understanding, confidence and success in recruiting for frontend talent.


UX designer: Deep dive on a technical role, with Jules Monza

Learn the workflow, tools, and technology UXers leverage to deliver best-in-class user experience for their end users, how a UX Designer’s career can progress from a junior level up to the lead level, and best practices for effectively engaging with this in-demand talent.


Product manager: Deep dive on a technical role, with Catherine Shyu

Improve your ability to recruit the right product manager for your open roles by better understanding what these specialists do and how they do it.


Backend developer: Deep dive on a technical role, with Khalid Hamza

This content is designed to build your technical understanding, confidence and success in recruiting for backend talent.


DevOps: Deep dive on a technical role, with Stephanie Ngufor

Learn about the workflow, technical toolkit, and expectations of these specialists so that you can more effectively engage and recruit this in-demand talent.


Practical Sourcing Lab: Technical IT Role Example

Follow master sourcer José Kadlec as he demonstrates the end-to-end sourcing process for a non-IT role


Advanced Technical Sourcing

This covers how to X-ray search Google to look at lots of social networks, including AngelList, Stack Overflow, and Github.


Sourcing Productivity: Using Automation in Workflows

Learn techniques for automating your sourcing workflow to speed up how you find talent.


Using Advanced Search Techniques for Talent Mapping

This course will show you effective techniques for mapping talent using live data.


Sourcing Effectiveness and Productivity: Benchmarking and Analysing Your Sourcing Process

Learn how to effectively measure and benchmark candidate sourcing KPI’s, and how to make improvements.

Content delivered by

Alison Daley

Alison Daley is the founder and CEO of Recruiting Innovation. Taking her cues from product design, Alison teaches how tech recruiters can apply design tools like contextual interviews, journey maps, and talent personas into a storytelling framework the can follow.

José Kadlec

José Kadlec is the Co-Founder of GoodCall and author of the best-selling book “People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn Recruitment”. With a background in software engineering, José turned his technical expertise to sourcing and has mastered the art of finding talent anywhere in the world.

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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. 

Our other Certifications

Professional Certificate in Recruitment

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

Professional Certificate in Sourcing

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.

Become an Academy Member



What is included with Academy membership?

12 months access to our recruitment library with 7 learning paths.

Complete all 7 certificates.

Access to new and updated content.

Exclusive career development content.