Specialization in Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

Find, Attract and Hire Top-Quality Candidates


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $1,795

Next start date:

September 18, 2024

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About this Program

Recruiting is the most effective way for human resources professionals to help businesses hire the right people, at the right time. In today’s dynamic field of talent acquisition, it takes more than just being a “people person” to successfully connect companies and job candidates. Modern recruiters must serve as part data scientist, part psychologist, and be ready to flex their skills in new ways to meet emerging trends. 

In this one-course specialization, you’ll prepare to build a best-in-class recruiting function. You’ll explore strategic hiring techniques, employer branding, and ways to build and support a diverse and equitable workforce. You’ll learn to use recruiting technology and tools, including systems to track applicants and manage big data. In the end, you’ll take away practical techniques you can use to promote job postings, evaluate candidates and measure your success.


Anyone who wants to enter or advance in the field of recruiting and talent acquisition.

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  • Applicant tracking systems
  • Recruiting policies and practices
  • Employer brand marketing
  • Job analysis and descriptions
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Recruitment metrics
  • Social media recruiting
  • Talent mining, pipelining and sourcing


  • Understand the candidate point of view as you walk through what’s it like to apply for a job and assess your own skills
  • Use the TA.guru maturity model to map your organization’s assets and analyze recruiting policies
  • Design a candidate selection process, identify candidates using an AI-powered talent platform, and create a compensation package


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via video conferencing or chat, both in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


    Noncredit Program

    You'll earn 2.4 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this program. Learn more about noncredit options.

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