Most recruiters understand the importance of ongoing education and professional development. You know the best candidates are always refining their craft so you should strive to do the same.
Fortunately, it’s never been easier to access educational content. There are numerous online schools and courses recruiting professionals like you can take advantage of to expand your skills and knowledge. Taking a few online courses will make your better at your current job and more attractive to hiring companies when you decide it’s time to take your next career step.
The options for online recruiting education vary in terms of course structure, cost and required time commitment so we put together this helpful article you can use to select your ideal course.
Online recruiting education
There are a handful of online courses and certification programs specifically for recruiting professional. Here are a few worth considering:
The largest professional social network naturally offers a respected recruiting certification program. Their curriculum covers the end-to-end hiring process while touching on the benefits of using LinkedIn to recruit and hire.
Cost: $199 for the certification exam
The Recruitment Education Institute is an entirely online school devoted to professional development for recruiters. They offer numerous video courses on specific topics, as well as an in-depth recruiter certification program.
Cost: Courses range from $25-$250. The certification program costs $799.95
Lorman – Recruiting Skills Training & Continuing Education
Lorman provides continuing education for different professions. Their recruiter courses focus on managing a hiring budget and the importance of onboarding and employee retention.
Cost: Courses range from $99-$249. An annual all-access pass costs $699.
Alison is an upstart online school that offers a free certification course for recruiters. It’s broken down into four modules that each cover specific stages in the hiring process.
Recruiting Toolbox is made up of former corporate recruiting leaders and focuses completely on hiring education. They offer custom training for recruiting teams made up of 10+ people and plan on releasing online courses for individual recruiters later this year.
Cost: Contact Recruiting Toolbox for custom training pricing.
Monster offers a free online resources center that helps recruiters get the most out of the job board. They also provide custom training webinars for entire recruiting teams, as opposed to individual recruiters.
Cost: The online resource center is free. Contact Monster for custom webinar pricing.
Online schools with recruiting courses
Online schools that cover a variety of topics have become a popular way to learn over the past few years. Here is what some of the well-known schools offer for educational recruiting and hiring content:
Coursera has quite a few human resources courses that touch on hiring but we were only able to find one hiring-specific course currently being offered.
- Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
This four-week course created by the University of Minnesota takes a detailed look at the entire hiring process.
Cost: $49 monthly membership fee
They have a lot of recruiting and hiring content, ranging from short videos to lengthy courses and learning paths. Here are a few that stood out:
- Learning Paths – Become an External Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter and Technical Recruiter
A series of courses focused on learning the necessary skills for specific recruiting roles.
- Performance-Based Hiring
Lou Adler teaches his famous hiring philosophy in this hour + course.
- Niche Recruiting
Learn how to specialize and focus on hiring for specific roles.
Cost: $20 or $30 monthly membership fee
Like Lynda, Udemy offers quite a few recruiting courses but focuses on teaching specific skills through a combination of videos and articles. Here are a few of their recruiting courses:
- Advanced Executive Recruiting & Hiring
Learn how to attract and evaluate candidates for leadership roles.
- Cold Email Recruiter Training: Write Powerful Cold Emails
A detailed course covering the art of cold email outreach.
- Recruitment Interviewing Made Easy: Interview like a pro
Covers all the intricacies involved in interviewing candidates.
Cost: Each course is regularly priced at $95 but currently on sale for $15.
TedTalks & Educational Videos
Sometimes you don’t have the time or money for a full-on recruiting course. In these situations, quality videos and lectures are a nice alternative. Here are a few TedTalks and educational YouTube videos worth watching when you have a free moment:
- Regina Hartley – Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume
The Human Resources Managers for UPS says candidates with “passion and purpose” can be the best hires.
- Andrew McAfee – What will future jobs look like?
Economist Andrew McAfee talks about what automation means for the future workforce.
- Harvard Innovation Labs – Startup Secrets: Hiring and Team Building
Venture Capitalist Michael Skok shares advice on hiring “A+ players” in this detailed talk.
People who are great at what they do never stop learning. They’re always sharpening their skills so they can be more valuable to their current employer and increase their future career prospects.
Take advantage of the educational resources that are available to recruiting professionals and set yourself up for success.
Check out Talentology – a free email course created by Recruiterbox that covers hiring best practices for specific roles.
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Source: Erin Engstrom
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