Explore a career in sourcing and recruitment!
I started my career as a developer, but wanted to explore other things. I participated in Stack Shift's first sourcing camp and then got hired by them full-time. I've really enjoyed being a sourcer. It's a great career if you want to be constantly learning.
Sourcing Camp is a free, 6-week practical course designed for you to try sourcing for the first time or level up your existing sourcing skills.
We're running this camp because we want to hire talent from the program as either interns or full-time talent scouts. We also think sourcing is a pretty great career and will forward profiles of top participants in the camp to other companies looking to hire sourcers or recruiters.
Even if you’ve never sourced before, this is an opportunity to experiment with something new and potentially uncover your next career.
Sourcing is a specialised type of recruiting focused on finding and engaging candidates.
It has emerged as a new job over the last decade, separate from recruiting. It's similar to lead generation in sales, and involves using a variety of methods to research, find, and engage individuals who may be a good hire for an organisation.
It's a job that's easy to do remotely
As companies go from hiring locally → hiring globally they will need more help identifying and attracting talent.
Sourcers get to learn about many different kinds of jobs and companies.
Sourcers and recruiters can get paid just as well as other types of tech talent.
We’re very open to participants with zero knowledge of sourcing. However, you should have the following traits.
You’re excited about constantly learning and figuring out better ways of doing things.
Maybe you've tried your hand at software development, are passionate about product management, or dabbled in product design.
You can find ways to navigate blockers by trying new tools or techniques.
Can you think systematically about a problem and break it down into smaller parts? Do you have a data-driven approach to solving problems?
You're warm, friendly, and have an authentic desire to connect with people.
Camp runs for 6 weeks. All events are opt-in and outside of normal work hours, usually from 6 - 730pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Expect to spend about 5 hours per week on the program depending on your availability and interest.
Each session is led live by one of our team members over Zoom and includes hands-on practice.
Here's an overview of the schedule and the topics we'll focus on. Our team will also be available on Thursdays to give feedback and help you troubleshoot issues.
We plan to accept only 40-50 participants into camp. We expect most participants not to have a background in sourcing or recruiting.
There is no cost to participate.
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No! We anticipate that most of the participants won't have prior experience sourcing. However, you should be tech savvy, data-driven, and excited to learn.
The program is completely free.
The goal of the program is to improve your sourcing skills, not necessarily get a job. However, Stack Shift plans to hire some program participants as interns or full-time talent scouts. We will also forward profiles of top participants in the camp to other companies looking to hire sourcers or recruiters.
No. However, you must be in Nigeria. We will also be hosting a in-person social midway through the program in Lagos.
All events are opt-in and outside of normal work hours, usually from 6 - 7:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Expect to spend about 5 hours per week on the program depending on your availability and interest.