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Prospect Like a Pro


(3 ratings)


2 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Tired of hitting dead ends in your go-to candidate database? Unearth hidden gems with streamlined talent sourcing strategies.

Hosted by

Maisha L. Cannon

7x SourceCon speaker. Former Technical Sourcer at Google, LinkedIn, and GitHub.

Course overview

Go from “what a chore” to “leads galore”

🗑️ Say goodbye to endless sourcing rabbit holes and repetitive profiles.

🕵️‍♀️ Say hello to strategies that uncover fresh leads and help you source with ease.

Discover diverse frameworks to enable:

✅ ATS and CRM exploration

✅ LinkedIn Recruiter mastery

✅ Internet research finesse

✅ IRL prospecting expertise

Dive into 15-minute power sourcing strategies like:

➡️ Eye for Inclusion | champion inclusive sourcing

➡️ Sourcing Unplugged | conquer offline sourcing

➡️ X-Ray All Day | using site: to locate people and information

➡️ Fuzzy Logic | leverage phrase differentiation for targeted leads

➡️ Search for Skeletons | unveil hidden prospects using the NOT operator

🎯 Is this course right for you?



who are juggling multiple, unique roles while trying to add leads to low traffic or hard-to-fill requisitions.



who need to generate endless leads for high-volume evergreen roles or are struggling to find niche talent.



who source talent and are pressed for time as they balance competing priorities across clients/candidates.

💡 Your takeaways: What you'll gain from this course

Practical, potent search strategies

🧰 Add new strategies to your recruiting toolkit that are repeatable, equitable, customizable, and memorable.

Focused frameworks to accelerate results

⏱️ Integrate frameworks into your workflow that help you structure your sourcing and invest your time wisely.

Boost your Boolean basics and simplify your semantic search

🔍 Improve your sourcing strategy with simple but powerful search techniques that quickly locate relevant information.

HRCI/SHRM recertification credits

💼 Earn 4.0 recertification credits for HR Certification Institute® and/or Society for Human Resource Management credentials.

Expand your professional network

🕸️ Your network is your net worth. -Porter Gale

Exchange best practices and offer advice and support. Experience a unique bonding experience that will allow you to develop lasting relationships and gain a unique perspective.

⌛ Here's how we'll invest our time:

3-5 hours a week
  • Lab 1 | Tuesday, May 9, 2023

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific

    Sourcing Setup

    Revisit Boolean basics and establish a strong foundation to skyrocket your sourcing success.

    Deliverable: A clear plan to apply Boolean in your daily sourcing tasks.

  • Lab 2 | Thursday, May 11, 2023

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific

    Search Strategies

    Harness your knowledge of Boolean, semantic, and natural language search to excel in LinkedIn Recruiter and explore the open web. Build your personalized framework for success.

    Deliverable: A personalized framework for effective sourcing.

  • Lab 3 | Tuesday, May 16, 2023 

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific

    Live Practice

    Apply your newfound strategies in a collaborative, hands-on session to solve your most challenging requisitions with the support of your peers.

    Deliverable: Practical solutions and a supportive peer network for future collaboration.

  • Lab 4 | Thursday, May 18, 2023 

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific

    Offline and Offboarding

    Explore untapped resources, offline strategies, and exchange insights with fellow professionals.

    Deliverable: A comprehensive Prospecting Playbook and a community of like-minded peers to celebrate your accomplishments.

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What are you bringing to your work as a talent acquisition professional that no one else can?

🔍 What you'll discover in this course:


Set the stage for success

🏆 Cultivate a results-driven environment that enables you to consistently excel in your daily sourcing sprints.


Start your sourcing sprints

🏁 Integrate powerful techniques such as Glen Cathey's First 15, Shally Steckerl's Word Wrangling, and Maisha's exclusive Fuzzy Logic, Ladies First, and Perfect on Paper methods.


Supplement your top-of-funnel

💡 Break free from LinkedIn's limitations. Uncover hidden talent on the web and explore innovative offline sourcing opportunities.


Share and compare

🔍 Connect with peers from diverse regions and industries, exchange 'aha' moments, and optimize your approach through shared insights and experiences.

🎯 Your focused learning path: Topics we won't cover


Advanced techniques such as OSINT, ethical hacking, GitHub sourcing, dark web exploration, or social engineering.


The use of scraping tools, Chrome extensions, add-on software, custom APIs, or advanced data mining techniques.


Crafting outreach messages, strategies to boost response rates, personal branding, or candidate engagement through social media.

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What will it take to become a more savvy sourcer?


(3 ratings)

🗣️ Words from our TA community...

        Maisha's content and tips are always practical and something I can actually use! As opposed to a shiny tool that only applies to the most niche searches. She always has lots of organizational and productivity tips that make sourcing easier.
Carrie Collier

Carrie Collier

Manager, Talent Acquisition
        The session was intentionally and masterfully designed for participants to bring our best selves for everyone's benefit. The supportive community feel was evident from the moment Maisha joined the platform. It was super interactive and fun!
Lori Prehar

Lori Prehar

Principal, Team Building Specialist
        Maisha delivered a great presentation. Super engaging and the team learned a lot and had a good time with it. I know a lot of people are sick of Zoom meetings by now, but that was by far the best one I've been to.
Jeremy Wong

Jeremy Wong

Lead Technical Sourcer
        Maisha is amazing! I watched her pre-recorded sourcing trainings on inclusive sourcing and Gem Essentials when I joined the TA team. She inspires me to be a better sourcer and learn more.
Willena Long

Willena Long

Senior Diversity Technical Recruiting Leader
        I am always so impressed by Maisha's virtual events. During my Masters program, we learned about the importance of utilizing a variety of methods to engage adult learners. I have adopted so many of the tools and resources she has shared! She is truly an expert on virtually engaging an audience.
Caroline Adegun

Caroline Adegun

Senior Talent Agent
        I loved the energy and set up of Maisha's session. It was interactive and I learned a lot about sourcing, including how to structure my day in chunks, and about Google custom search engines. She's a great resource.
Bryan Pettis

Bryan Pettis


👋🏽 Meet your new sourcing bestie

Maisha L. Cannon

Maisha L. Cannon

Sourcer by trade. Connector by chance. Optimist by choice.

In 2013, I made the daring leap from full-cycle G&A recruiting to the world of technical sourcing. I quickly discovered that this high-volume sourcing field came with its own unique set of challenges that demanded a new skill set.

To truly excel in technical sourcing, I realized it was about more than just having the right tools at my disposal; it required mental resilience, determination, and a well-crafted strategy.

As I navigated this uncharted territory, I began to document my experiences—what worked, what didn't, and all the nuances in-between. In pursuit of mastery, I sought out wisdom from industry giants like Shally Steckerl, Carmen Hudson, and Glen Cathey. By adapting and honing their techniques, I boosted my sourced hires from 4 per year to 4 per quarter.

This is the course I wish I had access to when I started sourcing. It is not a quick fix. It is a methodical roadmap to empower you to maximize your sourcing potential.

Now, it's your turn to stand out in talent sourcing. Let's build a vibrant community that works collaboratively to refine our skills and revolutionize the way we uncover exceptional talent.

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Interactive and hands-on learning

You’ll be interacting with other learners through discussion, hands-on practice, and breakout room activities.

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to share, learn, and grow alongside you.

Network and collaborate

In addition to learning alongside your skilled peers, you'll have opportunities to network across industries and regions.

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Strategy sneak peek: Google PSEs

Find target profiles fast using this sourcing strategy