The Best Recruiter Training Programs: How To Become A Top Performer

Every recruiter wants to be an elite performer. A nice car. Fancy vacations. Your dream house.

But for most recruiters, the reality of life in this business isn’t as appealing. Fickle clients. Jobs on hold. The daily grind.

This juxtaposition leads us to a natural question: how did the people at the top get there?

A few combined their natural hustle and smarts and figured it out on their own.

But most of them were shown the ropes by a top recruiter, whether that was a boss, friend or coach.

So naturally, if you want to rise the ranks and crack a half million or even million per year, you need to find someone who can show you how to get there.

For that reason, we scoured the Internet for the best recruiter training programs and compiled this list.

Below, you’ll find a variety of trainers and coaches with diverse backgrounds and approaches.

Not everyone will suit your needs or tastes but we’re pretty certain that there is someone in the list that could transform your recruiting business.

Editor’s note: Peter Leffkowitz of Morgan Consulting Group declined to be included in the list.

The RecruiterU

Program Owner

Mike Gionta

The Pitch

The road back to great clients: (Re)Build a business that runs without you.

Program Details

Emerge

  • 8 hours over 3 days
  • Live via Zoom
  • Training on business building, time management, breakthroughs, motivation and finding warm prospects
  • Live Q&As
  • Planning tools and templates to get out of a downturn
  • Cost – $197 per person
  • Date of event: September 22 to 24
  • You can also download the Retainer Blueprint here

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The RecruiterU

The Digital Headhunter

Program Owner

David Stephen Patterson

The Pitch

Fueling Executive Search Growth Engines

Program Details

The Digital Headhunter Accelerator

  • 90-day high-intimacy program
  • Mentorship, coaching and accountability, both in group and one-on-one
  • Step-by-step assistance as you create your higher level offer
  • Extensive training on sales, recruitment and persuasion strategies
  • Strategies for scaling out
  • DOJO roleplaying sessions
  • Cost upon request

The Digital Headhunter Tactical Program

  • Includes everything in the Accelerator program plus lead gen management such as setting up advertising and retargeting campaigns, content curation and posting, content production, viral LinkedIn post creation, a chatbot, as well as dedicated Candidate Marketing and Job Lead campaigns
  • You also get a dedicated Campaign Manager that is available to you any time (within reason of course)
  • Cost upon request

The Lighthouse Mentorship

  • Includes everything in the Accelerator program plus a dedicated Digital Headhunter Coach to work with you 1-on-1
  • Personalized strategies to quickly and easily deploy what works for your business
  • Weekly meetings with Plans of Action
  • Cost upon request

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The Digital Headhunter

Moore eSSentials

Program Owners

Tricia Tamkin and Jason Thibeault

The Pitch

Master Every Element of Recruiting. Solutions to fit your goals, learning style and budget.

Program Details

Moore eSSentials provides programs for the different elements of recruiting:

eSourcing eSSentials (Sourcing)

  • Nine live sessions
  • Multiple workbooks
  • Search string documents
  • Lifetime access to their online forum
  • Cost – $2,500
  • On-demand access is available for $5,000 and also includes recordings of every session, micro learning modules and monthly QA and live learning sessions

Client Cornucopia (Sales)

  • Eight live sessions
  • Business development strategies
  • Workbooks, scripts and vocal training
  • New clients by the end of the program
  • Cost – $2,500
  • On-demand access is available for $5,000 and also includes recordings of every session, monthly live training for a year, and lifetime support.

Church of Executive Search (Private Coaching)

  • Private weekly 1:1 coaching or group training sessions
  • Targeted towards both new and established established recruiters
  • All training above is included but designed for each person
  • Cost – $3,000 
  • Initial commitment is 5 months, then month to month

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Moore eSSentials

PeopleMax

Program Owner

Brad Wolff

The Pitch

Your competitive edge. More money, less stress.

Program Details

  • One-on-one business advisory and coaching to solve your most pressing issues
  • Mastermind/peer advisory groups to help you tap into advice and support of other recruiting industry owners like yourself
  • Relevant group training and development programs to boost your firm’s productivity and profitability
  • Cost upon request

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PeopleMax

Next Level Exchange

Program Owner

Greg Doersching

The Pitch

Take Your Recruiting Expertise to the Next Level

Program Details

Foundation Training

  • Self-guided study course
  • Access for up to 25 users with premium membership
  • 20 modules / 50 chapters
  • Cost – $199/month with a required 12-month commitment

Facilitated Foundation Training (for recruiters)

  • Same as Foundation Training + live support
  • 13 live sessions (60 to 90 minutes) over five weeks
  • Cost – $800 per student
  • Other services available are also available including feedback on daily homework ($1,300), feedback plus five 20 minute personal coaching sessions ($1,650) and feedback plus unlimited individual recap sessions ($3,000).

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Next Level Exchange

According To Danny

Program Owner

Danny Cahill

The Pitch

Dedicated to enhancing the skills and jumpstarting the spirits of recruiters worldwide

Program Details

According to Danny works as a subscription-based platform where both recruiters and owners can access classes.

  • Hundreds of hours of training provided through video, classes and whitepapers
  • Weekly email newsletters
  • Cost – $109 per month or $989 per year
  • On-demand webcasts are available through a premium subscription ($149 per month or $1,349 per year)

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According To Danny

The Recruiting Lab

Program Owner

Gary Stauble

The Pitch

A Pressure Tested Toolkit for Capitalizing on the Emerging Recovery

Program Details

  • Live monthly Marketing Roundtables
  • Live monthly Ask me Anything Sessions with Gary Stauble
  • Instant access to the Big Biller Interviews library
  • Option for private 1:1 personal coaching
  • “Gary in Your Pocket” mobile app allows you to take your training anywhere
  • Instant access to the video vault with business building strategies
  • Access to tools, such as scripts and forms, from the Your Best Year Yet program
  • Cost – $97 per user per month or $964 per user per year
  • Multi-user membership available, from $145 (2-3 users) to $195 (4-9 users) per month

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The Recruiting Lab

Lou Adler

Program Owner

Lou Adler

The Pitch

Discover Why Some of the World’s Top Large and Small Companies are Shifting to Performance-based Hiring. It covers every step of the hiring process from the intake meeting to sourcing, recruiting, Interviewing and negotiating the final offer.

Program Details

Performance-Based Hiring (for recruiters and do-it-yourself managers)

  • Live online and onsite workshops combined with self-paced training courses
  • Case study approach where participants work on an active search project
  • 4 two-hour modules supplement the self-paced coursework
  • Full year of training, coaching and support
  • Online suite of tools including interviewing guides, talent scorecards, sourcing cheat sheets and interactive tools for overcoming candidates objections.
  • Two complimentary tickets to attend the subsequent Hiring Manager training program
  • Cost – $1,250 per person

Performance-Based Hiring (for managers)

  • Live workshops combined with self-paced training courses
  • 2 two-hour online course supplements the self-paced training
  • 90 day access to their new online course, Basics: Conducting the Performance-based Interview
  • Full set of templates and tools
  • Cost – $300

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Lou Adler

Steve Finkel

Program Owner

Steve Finkel

The Pitch

In-depth, professionally-proven material for recruiters at any level, brought by the industry’s proven best.

Program Details

Steve has many courses covering all facets of recruiting, available as books, CDs and DVDs.

Books-Based Program

  • Steve sells four interlocking books that are geared towards recruiters at different stages of their development.
  • Search and Placement! A Handbook for Success (foundational material)
  • Real Recruiting! (sophisticated effective recruiting)
  • Unlimited Clients! Perfect Prospecting for Today’s Recruiter (obtaining new clients)
  • Breakthrough! Exploding the Production of Experienced Recruiters! (designed for experience people)
  • Cost — $45 per book

The Art of Recruiting

  • 10 modules
  • 30 to 40 minutes each
  • Covers all the bases of recruiting, from selecting the search assignment to identifying the candidate, and recruiting them
  • Cost – $395 per license

Real Recruiting! Winning Search Strategies

  • 42 modules in an audio-produced series
  • Actual demonstrations
  • Extensive role-playing
  • Proven scripts and techniques
  • Cost – $149 per license

High Profit Management

  • 3 volumes / 4 hours
  • Suitable for owners and managers
  • Cost – $295 per license

Successful Search and Placement

  • 12 hours of training in an audio-produced series
  • Basic business planning
  • Scripts, responses and rebuttals
  • Setting and controlling interview techniques
  • Indirect and direct recruitment training
  • Cost – $295 per license

Private consultation

  • In-house visit
  • Hands-on training
  • Cost upon request

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Steve Finkel

Recruitment Juice

Program Owner

Matt Trott

The Pitch

A focus on long term partnerships to provide you with a continually customised solution to meet the exact needs of your business as they develop year on year

Program Details

Recruitment Juice offers five options so that you can select the perfect blend for your business:

  • Gamified online learning solution
  • Government-funded recruiter and manager development programmes
  • Performance coaching to embed and reinforce learning
  • Recruitment and management qualifications courses
  • Blended workshops for all levels on all topics
  • Cost – from £55 per person per month
  • The cost per person decreases the more staff members are signed, and once 10 are enrolled, you can have face to face training sessions and a launch meeting, amongst other premium features.

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Recruitment Juice

WizardSourcer

Program Owner

Jonathan Kidder

The Pitch

Helping recruiters and talent sourcers stay updated on the latest sourcing trends within the community

Program Details

Zoom Chat

  • Personalized training offered over Zoom Chat
  • Cost – $99 per session

Video Courses

  • To be launched in 2020
  • Cost – To be announced

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WizardSourcer

Good as Gold

Program Owner

Barb Bruno

The Pitch

Looking to achieve higher sales profits and income? Follow a proven recruiter training system that teaches the habits and techniques of today’s “Big Billers”.

Program Details

Barb offers many courses, all of which can be individually signed up for, or alternatively, accessed by subscribing to her Premium Coaching Club.

Online Tutor Courses

  • Available 24/7 online
  • Live weekly training webinars
  • Live bi-weekly coaching calls with Barb
  • Daily notes and weekly tests
  • Access to an extensive resource library or training webinars, scripts and forms
  • Cost upon request

Premiere Coaching Club Membership

  • Includes one seat license to one of the online courses
  • Live training webinars and coaching calls
  • Created for individuals or sole proprietors
  • Cost – $197 per month

Customized Training Sessions / In-House Training

  • Customized training webinars and zoom sessions
  • Focus on specific training needs
  • In-house one or two-days training
  • Training sessions at conferences or events
  • Cost upon request

LinkedIn Learning Courses

  • 15 online recruiting courses available
  • Cost – $29.99 per month with LinkedIn Learning membership

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Good as Gold

Sourcing Certifications

Program Owner

Irina Shamaeva

The Pitch

Decades of expertise condensed into courses that improve your skill, save time, and keep you competitive in today’s ever-changing world.

Program Details

  • 30 hours of training content
  • 20+ webinars
  • Live attendance for all upcoming webinars for one year
  • Sourcing ebooks
  • A comprehensive training and certification plan
  • Cost – $99 per month
  • Discounts and customized material available for recruiting teams upon request

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Sourcing Certifications

6 Figure Recruiter

Program Owner

Ben Nader

The Pitch

Are You Finally Ready To Start Your Own 6 Figure Recruiting Agency?

If you said YES! I want to provide you with my repeatable, predictable and proven blueprint to create a 100% remote digital recruiting agency that can generate 6 figures in the next 6 months!

Program Details

  • 12 modules over six weeks
  • 2 hour coaching calls every Thursday
  • 1-on-1 coaching sessions
  • Access to private Facebook group
  • Pre-written cold email templates
  • Sales scripts
  • Client appointment roadmap
  • Pre-written recruiting contract templates
  • Cost upon request

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6 Figure Recruiter

Palingenesis Boot Camp

Program Owner

Neil Lebovits

The Pitch

Total virtual comprehensive boot camp for the rookie or veteran recruiter

Program Details

  • 30 virtual sessions
  • Webinar access for 90 days plus MP3 and PDF downloads
  • Covers contracting, search, outside sales and inside sales
  • Cost – Pay what you can, starting at $1

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Palingenesis Boot Camp