Hire the best. Consistently.

Identify and attract top performers.

Avoid costly mishires.

Install a repeatable process.


Grow your team to the next level.

Hire the best. Consistently.
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If you're a founder, investor or leader, you know adding top talent to your teams is critical to your mission.


This course removes the guesswork.


Walk away with world-class strategies and tactics. And a repeatable talent algorithm that scales across the life of your company.

We're Trusted by the Best

We're Trusted by the Best

Here's What They Say

        “The training was awesome. Super concrete, actionable material at just the right level of my generality. After the first session, I immediately asked other senior members of my team to sign up.”
Kevin C.
Kevin C.
CEO, Ossium Health
        “I personally have seen the new tools and procedures greatly streamline the entire recruiting practice. We move faster and get it right more often.”
John K.
John K.
CEO, Apartment List
        “We’ve been able to attract and hire amazingly high-caliber talent that wouldn’t normally work at an early stage startup. And we avoided some mis-hires that we would have made with a less rigorous process.”
Kai K.
Kai K.
CEO, Biofire
        “I strongly recommend working with them! We have a more structured process, we are making stronger hires and keeping our bar high as we scale.”
Jennifer K.
Jennifer K.
Head of Talent Acquisition, Twilio

Who This Course Is For

01

The course is targeted to founders, investors, and managers in high-stakes leadership roles.

02

If your success hinges on your ability to attract and identify top talent, then this course is for you. 

03

If talent is not a top priority—if it's not something you have time for right now—then this is not for you.

Strategy. Tactics. Live Practice. Results.

Get Your Team Aligned
  • Translate your business needs into an actionable document that drives a coherent, end-to-end hiring process.
  • Increase the accuracy of your hiring decisions and reduce implicit bias throughout the process.
Source Diverse High Performers
  • Gain an unfair advantage over your competition by installing a scalable network-based sourcing strategy
  • Gain access to passive top-performers while simultaneously boosting your diversity goals.


Get Past the Spin to Real Data
  • Master the fundamentals of great rapport that allow candidates to truly open up *and* make them enjoy the interview more.
  • Leave each interview with ratings backed by reliable data rather than misleading gut impressions.
Master Your Time
  • Build a screening process that quickly filters out clear misfits and saves your team time and money.
  • Within each interview, learn the high-impact questions and follow-ups that deliver value, and ditch the time-wasters.
Reduce Bias → Make Better Decisions
  • Establish a consistent, repeatable process that prevents biased interviewing (what most people do without realizing it).
  • Learn how to divide responsibilities, combine data intelligently, and reduce groupthink in your decisions.
Get the Best to Say Yes
  • Build a world-class selling message throughout your process without ever coming across as pushy or desperate.
  • Learn how to differentially get the best candidates to say yes to an offer at the end of the process.


Meet your Instructors

Jordan Burton
Jordan Burton
Co-Founder

Jordan has 15 years of experience as an executive assessor and interviewing trainer, working with top VC/PE investors and high-growth startups to help them hire the best of the best. He has trained over 3,000 executives and investors on hiring and interviewing skills. He leads Talgo's business development initiatives, managing relationships with Sequoia Capital, TH Lee, Twilio, Chainlink Labs and over 50 venture-backed startups. He was formerly a Partner at leadership advisory firm ghSMART, a consultant at Bain & Company, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Matt Walsh
Matt Walsh
Co-Founder

Matt is an executive coach, trainer and advisor to high growth companies. He leads Talgo's product and operations initiatives, helping clients implement world-class hiring processes and build their team's skills. He previously worked at Palantir Technologies, leading enterprise deployments in New York, London and Singapore. While there, he led multiple initiatives related to recruiting and interviewing excellence, becoming a top interviewing trainer for the company. He is a former corporate lawyer and holds a JD from Harvard Law.

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Hiring Mastery

Cohort 1
$2,000 USD
Dates
Sep 13 - 29, 2022
Application Deadline
Sep 7, 2022

Course Syllabus

01

Role scoping & sourcing

Learning objectives:

  • Use a Target to clearly define success in a role and structure the interviewing process
  • Build skills in network-based candidate sourcing—how to identify high performers and engage them effectively (vs. "push"-based selling of your opportunity)
  • Breakout rooms + feedback
  • Understand how to build a process that actively drive

02

Interview fundamentals

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what makes for a great interview—rapport, rigor, initial questions vs. follow-ups, etc.
  • Build muscle memory with initial and follow-up questions via live practice + instructor feedback
  • Maximize rapport during video interviews
  • Avoid unconscious bias.

03

Interviewing Mastery: Prospector

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the optimal approach to early-stage screening
  • Develop comfort with the Prospector Interview—the best use of 30-45 minutes that you can spend with a candidate in the early stages of your process
  • Live practice with instructor feedback
  • Explore best practices for problem-solving interviews (case/coding)

04

Interview Mastery: Deep Dive

Learning objectives:

  • Build skill in the most powerful interview format: the Deep Dive (career review)
  • Learn what questions to ask and what to avoid
  • In-depth live practice + instructor feedback

05

References, Decisions, Processes and Selling

Learning objectives:

  • Conduct a high-quality reference interview that reduces spin
  • Capture and use the full body of data from your interviews/references to make an objective, data-driven decision
  • Discuss best practices/options for structuring overall hiring process
  • Explore specific strategies for getting passive candidates to say yes

06

Office Hours (Q&A)
  • Bonus follow-on session to ensure comprehensive coverage of anything related to the world of talent.
  • Reflect on recent interviews and hiring pain points that you're experiencing to get actionable advice
  • Ask us anything that you're still curious about!


Course Schedule

4 hours per week
  • Session 1: Role Scoping & Sourcing
    Tuesday September 13, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:45 am PT

  • Session 2: Interviewing Fundamentals
    Thursday September 15, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:45 am PT

  • Session 3: Interviewing Mastery—Prospector
    Tuesday September 20, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:45 am PT

  • Session 4: Interview Mastery—Deep Dive
    Thursday September 22, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:45 am PT

  • Session 5: References, Processes, Decisions & Selling
    Tuesday September 27, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:45 am PT

  • Session 6: Office Hours (Q&A)
    Thursday September 29, 2022

    9:00 am - 10:00 am PT

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Hiring Mastery

Cohort 1
$2,000 USD
Dates
Sep 13 - 29, 2022
Application Deadline
Sep 7, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

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Join an upcoming cohort

Hiring Mastery

Cohort 1
$2,000 USD
Dates
Sep 13 - 29, 2022
Application Deadline
Sep 7, 2022

Cost

$2,000 USD