Interested in starting or growing a career in talent acquisition?

Talent Acquisition Foundations is the only modern course designed to teach you how to become successful in a talent acquisition role in any industry, taught through conversations with current industry experts and practitioners. 

15 Hours

15 Hours

Of interactive, on-demand curriculum, engaging interviews and hands on exercises.

4 Weeks

We’ve designed the learning process to be completed in as little as 4 hours per week for 4 weeks or less.


Learn on your own schedule. Our curriculum is compatible across mobile & computer devices.

Get Interviews

Stand out to companies seeking new talent on the Aspireship Talent Network and beyond.

Learn everything you need to know to succeed in a talent acqusition role across industries.

  • The candidate lifecycle
  • Behavioral interviewing
  • Outbound sourcing
  • Understanding funnel metrics
  • Learning the recruiting tech stack
  • And much more!

Here's a sneak peek.

Respected talent acquisition expert and Founder of Avenue Talent Partners, Amy Volas, talks how to communicate with stakeholders.

What you will learn

Intro to Recruiting (2 Hours)

  • Welcome
  • The Candidate Lifecycle
  • Understanding the Basics of Behavioral Interviewing
  • How to Prep a Candidate for an Interview

Sourcing and Pipeline Management (2 hours)

  • Intro to Outbound Sourcing
  • Developing a Sourcing Plan and Managing Candidate Funnel Metrics
  • Recruiting Tech Stack Overview

Managing Communication with Candidates and Hiring Teams (2 hours)

  • How to Build Trust and Great Relationships with the Hiring Team
  • Delivering a Positive Candidate Experience
  • How to Communicate with Stakeholders

Setting Yourself Up For Success (2 Hours)

  • How to Organize Your Day - The Project Management Side of Recruiting
  • A Day in the Life

Practice Projects (2 Hours)

  • Practice Project 1

Final Assessment (3 Hours)

  • Final Quiz
  • Final Projects

Learn Online

Complete 15 hours of a foundational on-demand recruiting training course through interactive discussions led by industry experts.

Prove Your Skills

Complete our assessment that tests your knowledge and talent acquisition skills to get certified and earn a talent acquisition badge to show off your skills on the Aspireship Talent Marketplace and beyond.

Meet a Few of our Expert Instructors


Tabitha Cavanagh

Topics Covered: Intro to Outbound Sourcing | Learning the Recruiting Tech Stack

Affectionately known as "TabTheRecruiter", Tabitha is a senior recruiting and talent professional who has worked to build and lead talent acquisition functions across healthcare, tech and executive search firms. Tabitha not only knows this job inside and out, she also cares about as much as anyone you'll meet about the talent acquisition profession.

Amy Volas

Amy Volas

Topics Covered: How to Communicate with Stakeholders

Amy Volas is one of the most well-respected names in Talent Acquisition, and for good reason. She's worked her way through the trenches at big names like Indeed, Yahoo and ZipRecruiter, before realizing that Talent Acquisition is underserved and misunderstood. She's currently the Founder of Avenue Talent Partners, where she helps startups recruit sales and customer success leaders without the cringe.


Max Hansen

Topics Covered: Delivering a Positive Candidate Experience

Max has been recruiting for over 20 years in a variety of industries. For the last decade, he's been leading Y Scouts, a Retained Executive Recruiting Firm that highlights the connection between purpose and leadership in the recruiting process to transform how people and companies connect through a shared sense of purpose.

Photo of Katelyn McMahan, Manager of Candidate Experience at Aspireship, a SaaS sales training and hiring solution startup based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Katelyn McMahan

Topics Covered: Host | Developing a Sourcing Plan and Managing Your Candidate Funnel Metrics | How to Organize Your Day: The Project Management Side of Recruiting

Katelyn was "employee #1" at Aspireship, about as close as you can get to being on the "founding team" without being there on launch day. She's helped thousands of candidates land fulfilling roles and worked with hundreds of companies to do it. Prior to Aspireship, Katelyn worked in recruiting roles for St. Luke's Hospital and Robert Half, the world's largest specialized talent solutions firm.

Get full access to Talent Acquisition Foundations, group interview prep, peer support, and all other Foundations programs with Aspireship Plus

Lifetime Access

Plus unlocks full lifetime access to the Talent Acquisition Foundations Aspireship and other foundations Aspireships to help you continue to explore career options in the future.

Interview Prep

Every interview is an opportunity, but are you ready? Plus gives you access to live group interview prep sessions to help you put your best foot forward in upcoming interviews.

Community Support

Plus provides you with networking, support and encouragement from the Aspireship Slack community. Connect with grads, our team and other community members.

Deep Discounts

Unlock exclusive Plus member discounts on Aspireship Intensives when you're ready to go all in on a career track.


If at first you don't succeed... We've got you. Plus provides you with the ability to take any Final Assessment up to 3 times, once every 30 days, until you pass.


Want a certificate? It's included with Plus. As a member, you'll get your very own industry recognized certificate of completion upon passing any assessment.

Final Details Before You Start

Try it on before you decide if it's right for you.

With a free Aspireship account, you can complete Section 1 of Talent Acquisition Foundations with no cost or commitment. When you're ready, you'll have the option to upgrade to Aspireship Plus, which gives you full access to all Aspireship Foundations Programs, group interview prep sessions, certification and peer support, for a one-time investment of $299.

How do I know if this for me?

Whether you are trying on a recruiting career for the first time, are in the first few years of your recruiting career or have taken on talent acquisition responsibilities as a component of your full-time role, this program can help you.

Do I have to finish in 4 weeks?

We understand that all schedules and learning styles are unique. For this reason, we’ve designed the experience to be completed in as little as 4 hours/week over a 4 week period. With that said, you’re welcome to move at your own pace. Some candidates complete the program in under a week, while others may complete the program over an extended period.

What happens after I finish the course?

Upon completion of your coursework and projects, your assessment will be graded. If you receive a passing score, you will be notified and will receive a Level 1 Certificate and earn a badge for your profile on the Aspireship Talent Marketplace.


Ready to go?

If you're serious about making the pivot into a talent acquisition career or leveling up in your current role, Aspireship can help.

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