Intensive Recruitment Basic Course

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salary 1200 €
location Online
date 28. May
salary You will need a: laptop, tablet or smart phone

About the course

Purpose: at the end of the training, the participant is able to conduct different recruitment and selection processes using the recruitment and selection methods.

Learning outcomes. By the end of the training the participant:

  • is able to build a conversation with the recruitment manager, draw up a recruitment plan and map the candidates
  • knows the principles of recruitment and is able to apply them
  • uses different recruitment channels for sourcing
  • automates the search of candidates using various extensions
  • uses various modern recruitment channels for recruiting
  • uses various technological solutions for conducting interviews
  • assesses the suitability of the candidates for the position and the organization
  • conductes reference check interviews
  • measures what matters and track the recruitment metrics.

Schedule: We will meet 8 times on Mondays 9.00 - 12.00, Fridays 13.00 - 16:00 

Teachers: https://ittalent.ee/en/services/our-trainings/teachers 

Julia Jolkin:

Master's degree in Communications (Tallinn University, 2004)  

10 years of experience in HR and 7 years in IT recruitment. Nowadays still actively recruiting IT professionals and managing a team of IT recruiters.

Price: 1000 + 20% VAT

For the past 5 years I have been sharing my knowledge at seminars and in-house trainings. Experienced speaker at international recruitment and sourcing conferences.

Schedule: Monday 9.00 - 12.00, Friday 13.00 - 16:00

Language: ENG

Target group and conditions for starting the course

Target group: specialists, working or about to start working in the HR field who want to acquire the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the selection and recruitment of personnel.

Curriculum group: business and administration, secretarial and office work.
Conditions for starting the course: the possibility to use a personal laptop, tablet or smartphone during the training. Personal profile on LinkedIn.

Detailed description

I module Introduction. Recruitment fundamentals.

  • introduction, the plan for the course, homework
  • the role and the competencies of a recruitment specialist
  • myths and reality of the profession
  • recruitment lifecycle
  • In-house vs agency
  • recruitment metrics
  • practical discussion and home assignment

II module -  Planning the search 

  • intake meeting with the recruitment manager
  • composing the job description and job advertisement
  • the importance of employer branding in recruitment
  • recruitment search strategy, search workflow
  • talent market mapping
  • practical discussion and home assignment

III module Sourcing

  • preparation for the search
  • installing the helpful Chrome extensions and adjusting the Google settings
  • Boolean in Linkedin, extensive search options and practical examples
  • How to avoid getting into "Linkedin jail"?
  • search in CV-Online and CV Keskus job boards,  saving search engines 
  • practical discussion and home assignment

IV module  Sourcing

  • Google X-Ray search method
  • search generators and automation
  • alternative search options (including free tools and  solutions)
  • contact search
  • practical discussion and home assignment

V module Recruitment workflow and communication with candidates

  • posting the vacancy
  • best channels for engaging candidates
  • creating a recruitment workflow in Trello
  • creating sample pitch messages that get a high reply rate
  • building email sequences with the help of Mixmax, Boomerang and Google Gmail
  • follow up techniques
  • practical exercise and home assignment

VI module  Conducting interviews and selecting candidates

  • introducing different digital solutions for online interviews (Skype, Zoom, Teams)
  • different types of job interviews and making the right choice 
  • preparing for the interview, interview questions
  • reading between the linesthe body language
  • candidate selection criteria, creating a score card
  • practical discussion and home assignment

VII module - Closing the deal

  • background check
  • checking references
  • the art of making the job offer that gets accepted
  • building the loyalty right from the beginning
  • candidate's motivation, influencing the decision to accept a job offer
  • overcoming objections
  • dealing with counter offers
  • sending polite reject letters to candidates 

VIII  Finalising the recruitment process

  • completing the recruitment lifecycle
  • analysing the recruitment workflow results
  • measuring what matters
  • saving the search results for the next time
  • recommendations for further learning: books, vidos, professionals whom to follow
  • the final test

Volume, structure, environment and tools

Volume: 48 hours in total, 32 hours of which are the online training, 6 hours of practical tasks in a an auditorium and 6 hours of independent work (practical tasks and independent work are done online), 4 hours of homework review and written feedback.

Training environment: all lesson will take place in Zoom. Homework organised in Google Classroom.

The training room is well lit, ventilated and equipped with modern technical equipment - data projector, flip chart and the possibility to use the Internet. On the training day, participants will be offered coffee, tea, water and cookies/other snacks.

If on the day of the training the restrictions of the Government of the Republic on physical meeting apply, then the training takes place in the Zoom environment.

The number of participants in one group is a maximum of 15 people.

Learning tools: the training provider will prepare and print out study materials. All practical exercises and homework shall be done online.

A laptop, tablet or smartphone is required to participate in the training.


Each participant graduates the course with good take aways: innovative tools, templates and models. Also with recommendations on how to continuously develop in this area.

Evaluation and graduation

In order to graduate the participant must take part in at least 70% of auditorium training and practical work.

The achievement of learning outcomes is assessed on the basis of practical work and a final test.

The certificate is issued to the student if he or she has participated in at least 70% of the lessons and successfully completed the final test.

The proof of participation in the training is issued to students if the learning outcomes were not achieved, but he or she participated in the training.

The proof is issued according to the number of  lesson hours attended, but not if the student attended less than half of the auditorium hours.