Online Sourcing Learning Day 2

November 4th, 2020



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“...what is done with love is well done.” -Vincent Van Gogh

The Online Sourcing Learning day began with one great idea: how about gathering great sourcing trainers to offer unique online learning day, made with love? On May 6th, over 200 of your colleagues (representing 21 nations and over 100 companies) joined us to make that idea a beautiful reality.

The event was such an amazing success that we’ve had another idea: what if we do it again? 🤔 Only this time, bigger! Now we’ve got seven brand new, never before seen sessions from eight world-class Sourcing trainers.

Want to join us?

4th of November / Global Event

From 7 AM US Pacific / 4 PM CET to 1 PM US Pacific / 10 PM CET

8 international Sourcing speakers / 7 talks

But you know what’s not bigger? The price tag! Tickets are still USD$159 for individuals, and yes, we have team pricing. Your registrations include access to the online learning day, recordings & slides from each session.


7:00 AM US West / 4:00 PM CET – Opening Ceremony

We’ll kick off this unique day of learning by familiarizing attendees with the platform and setting expectations for the day.

Key Takeaways: How to ask questions, review handouts and surveys, and basic troubleshooting tips.

07:10 AM US West / 4:10 PM CET – Massive Email Discovery

Finding email addresses remains a critical challenge for Sourcers. In her presentation, Irina will explain how to get hundreds of target email addresses quickly without spending a penny.

For some companies, it is possible to create a complete email directory. The technique applies to any sourcing process but more to hiring Essential Workers than Purple Squirrels. Join Irina and find out how to solve the contacting challenge. (But no spam, please!)

Key Takeaways: Learn to rapidly populate your talent pipeline with hundreds of generated leads along with contact email addresses.

10 Minute Break

8:00 AM US West / 5:00 PM CET – Linkedin Recruiter: Next Level

How to leverage the real strength of Linkedin recruiter? How to use it outside the box, as an enrichment tool to uncover new profiles and do better sourcing with it?

Key Takeaways: Uncover new ways than just keywords search to leverage LinkedIn recruiter.

10 Minute Break

8:50 AM US West / 5:50 PM CET – Connecting the Dots in Boolean Search

If you think you know all about Boolean Search, check this out: we are going crazy in this session. Using unknown search parameters, we go out of the box on where and how you use Boolean Searches. We want to open your minds so you can get to the next level of sourcing. We will show some hidden treasures for sourcers.

Key Takeaways: More understanding of why, how, and where you can use Boolean Searches next to have a new understanding of how the different platforms work.

10 Minute Break

9:40 AM US West / 6:40 PM CET – All about Phantombuster – Hands-on Workshop

Phantombuster is an extremely powerful tool. But a “fool” with a tool is still a “fool”. In this session, I will guide you through some of the best practices on how to use this tool properly. With some clear guidance on what is “safe” to use in numbers and in best practices. I will make the start extremely easy and add the end you will have more data than you can handle. Hands-on and real training.

Key Takeaways: You will be more familiar with how to leverage Phantombuster for yourself or your company.

10 Minute Break

10:30 AM US West / 7:30 PM CET – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of International Sourcing

Discovering a totally unknown country (where you’ve never sourced candidates before) can be a pretty tough project. Usually, we don’t own the right market intel, we may be unsure about local tools and channels and once we identify someone cultural differences can still ruin our candidate engagement efforts. Global sourcing (that works well) is a hard job. How can you shorten this discovery time? How can you build a winning international sourcing scope tailor-made for your company? Balazs has gotten 10+ years of truly global experience – join him on this exciting journey!

Key Takeaways: 1) Market & talent intel-gathering practices, 2) Guide to discover any country in 30 minutes, 3) International sourcing strategy build

10 Minute Break

11:20 AM US West / 8:20 PM CET – Extract People Data at Scale Without a Scraping Tool

The Chrome browser is the tool you use the most, yet most don’t understand the power of the built-in Developer Tools and how they can be used for sourcing. We will practice real examples from beginner to advanced, as ways we can extract data at scale.

Key Takeaways: 1) Extract people data directly from many websites straight to excel format, 2) Apply our sourcing skills to overcome data limits, 3) Find new places to search and adapt quickly when websites make visual changes.

10 Minute Break

12:10 AM US West / 9:10 PM CET – How Sourcing Can Aid Your D&I Efforts

Diversity and Inclusion are on everyone’s mind in 2020. As Sourcers, our contribution is to provide actionable intelligence for hiring managers and talent acquisition colleagues who handle other aspects of the selection and recruitment process. In this way, we can help support, even drive, efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Our goal is for the shortlist or interview slate to include more individuals from different backgrounds.

David will review how to apply core principles of effective Sourcing (i.e., talent research) to deliver more diverse and inclusive prospect lists and candidate slates (as well as vital market intelligence) to your upstream stakeholders.

Key Takeaways: 1) How the core Sourcing principles apply to D&I efforts; 2) Simple, effective examples of searches that help surface prospects according to your D&I criteria; 3) “Bottom up” diversity strategy.

1:50 PM US West / 9:50 PM CET – Wrap-Up, Final Q&A

All good things must come to an end, but we will be hanging out for a little while after the final talk. If you have any last-minute questions on logistics, or about any of the talks, here’s the official time to make sure you get them answered.

Key Takeaways: We will make sure you get your questions answered, and know how to get access to recordings and slides after the day is over.

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Why You Should Join Us

Okay, so, there may be more than one Online Sourcing Learning Day, but no two days are ever the same! We are all committed to bring our “A” game for you.

There are many conferences and events, but it’s rare to get this many top sourcing trainers together in one place. Rarer still for that place to be your living room “office”!

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Speaker Bios

Irina Shamaeva
Irina ShamaevaPartner @ Brain Gain Recruiting & Founder @
Irina Shamaeva is a Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, blogger at Boolean Strings, creator and moderator of the world’s largest online community of Sourcers, and a world-class trainer providing webinars on Sourcing. Previously Irina was a Software Engineer and Manager at several start-ups and biotech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Master in Mathematics from Moscow University.
Kim Lokenberg
Kim LokenbergThe Kimeleon @ The Lokenbergs
After spending years in international advertising, Kim made the move to recruitment. Always been tech-savvy and eager to learn, Kim has been progressed from recruiter to Sourcer over the past five years. She enjoys taking on very complex assignments. Kim is also now a Registered OSINT Expert and licensed PI!
Gordon Lokenberg
Gordon LokenbergTalent Sourcing Specialist @ The Lokenbergs
Gordon became part of the recruitment industry about 20 years ago, and has worked on both Agency and Corporate sides at a global level. He has been training recruiters and salespeople on Internet skills since 2007. Gordon also launched one of the first Mobile Recruitment apps in 2009 and won the first global People Sourcing contest in 2012.
Guillaume Alexandre
Guillaume Alexandre Senior Talent Sourcing Specialist @ Gates Solutions
Guillaume Alexandre is French but lives and work in Geneva, Switzerland for the last 13 years. True sourcer at heart, he assists internal recruiters all around Europe to build Talent Pipelines, find and engage with potential candidates, most of them unicorns and purple squirrels. He also implements the Sourcing function, builds models and trains teams for multinational companies.
Marcel van der Meer
Marcel van der MeerGlobal Sourcing Lead @ Rabobank
Marcel is an independent sourcing contractor, currently working for the Rabobank as a Global Sourcing Lead and responsible for global sourcing and recruitment innovation within the bank. Besides that, he works as an independent trainer within his own company Klikwork and has trained hundreds of recruiters and sourcers to the next level in sourcing. Marcel has fifteen years of sourcing under his belt, with a focus on automation and growth.
Aaron Lintz
Aaron LintzSr. Talent Sourcing Specialist @ ThoughtWorks
Aaron is the sourcing lead for ThoughtWorks in North America, helping to find the best technology consultants. He is best known for helping to make web scraping less technical, advanced conference attendee list hacking, API use, and practical sourcing strategies. Aaron has also partnered with Mark Lundgren to offer online training for step-by-step guidance for his conference data approach at
Balazs Paroczay
Balazs ParoczayGlobal Sourcing Strategist @
Balazs Paroczay is a globally recognized Sourcing Leader, Keynote Speaker and Talent Acquisition Strategist. Over the last fifteen years, Balazs has been engaged with various global organizations helping them set up best-in-class sourcing functions and organization-wide sourcing capabilities. Balazs uses his experience helping Talent Acquisition teams improve their core sourcing and recruiting abilities to identify, attract and engage with critical talent. He excels at social networking and plays a significant role within the global sourcing communities as a sourcing thought leader, blogger and conference speaker (e.g. SourceCon, truLondon, European Sourcing Summit, UNLEASH, HRFEST etc.).
David Galley
David GalleyDirector, Sourcing Training & Certifications @ Brain Gain Recruiting
David Galley is a self-described “Sourcing nerd” and enjoys digging deep into technical details, discovering information others may have missed. David heads up the development and delivery of the Sourcing Certifications Training Library and Certification Exams. He also runs custom on-site training programs for corporate teams and recruiting agencies.