Skills Academy

The SeekOut Skills Academy features a collection of skills-based and career development courses personalized for TA and HR professionals. With expert-led interactive virtual trainings, live Q&A sessions, and on-demand webinars, you can learn at your own pace. New courses are added monthly so be sure to check back! 


How to get more from your tech stack ahead of a recession

Dec 5, 2022, 11:30 AM PST
On average, it takes 36-42 days to fill a position. When you’re hiring for an urgent role, every day can feel like a year. Instead of waiting for applicants to find you, why not fill your talent pipeline today to help you save time later?
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The Top 5 Recruiting Metrics that Matter

Oct 31, 2022, 12:30 PM PDT
One of the most critical needs for a TA professional in today’s organizations is to know how to show results through data-driven analysis. Join Robyn Thornton, Head of TA, and Christina Vidauri, Senior Recruiter, as each discusses how they measure recruiting success.
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Building Strong Talent Acquisition Teams

Sep 19, 2022, 12:30 PM PDT
Join Jenny Armstrong-Owen, VP of People SeekOut and guests Sean Kelly, Advisor and Global Talent Exec, Casie Snyder, Director of People at Pulumi Corp, and ShaJra Austin, National Director of Job Placement at CareerSpring, as they discuss how to build dynamic and agile talent acquisition teams.
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Effectively Measuring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)

Sep 6, 2022, 12:30 PM PDT
Join Christina Tymony, SeekOut's Sr. DEIB Manager and Harry A Colón, Senior Manager of Diversity Sourcing at Salesforce to uncover what data points are most important in measuring progress for your DEIB efforts across the candidate and employee lifecycle.
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A Practical Guide to Sourcing

Aug 8, 2022, 12:30 PM PDT
Join Ed Pedini, SeekOut's Head of Customer Advocacy, and experienced TA leader, for best practices to improve your end-to-end passive candidate sourcing process. 
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Active Engagement for Passive Talent

Aug 22, 2022, 12:30 PM PDT
Join Matt Guirgis, SeekOut’s Customer Success Manager, and former recruitment consultant, for best practices to increase your response rates with passive candidates.
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Advanced Boolean Search

Jul 25, 2022, 12:30 PM PDT
Join Daniel Newton, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, and former sourcing team lead, for intermediate and advanced Boolean search techniques. 
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Daniel Newton

As SeekOut’s Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Daniel Newton, aka “Dan the Boolean Man,” partners with talent acquisition teams and executives to support their growth objectives. In addition to his Boolean expertise, Daniel is highly skilled in passive candidate sourcing and is passionate about identifying qualified talent as efficiently as possible. Before joining SeekOut, Daniel spent four years as an RPO recruiter and source and led a 12+ sourcing team.

Christina Tymony

Christina Tymony (she/her) is an HR professional with over 10 years of experience spanning benefits, learning & development and recruiting. Over the last few years, she’s been dedicated to supporting underrepresented communities by building and leading strategies focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in Tech. She’s a Seattle, Washington native, and alumna of Seattle University.

Matt Guirgis

As SeekOut’s Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Matt Guirgis, partners with talent acquisition teams and executives to support their growth objectives. Matt began his recruiting career on the agency side helping Microsoft partners and end-users find and attract top technical talent. He then moved on to become a diversity recruiting specialist, again performing third-party recruiting for some of the world’s leading brands. After years of passive candidate sourcing across a variety of functions, Matt came to SeekOut to help its customers achieve success with the platform and offer advice from his experiences.

Ed Pedini

With over 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry, Ed Pedini serves as the Head of Customer Advocacy at SeekOut. Ed has a background in technical recruiting from all over the world and has led teams of recruiters and sourcers resulting in thousands of hires. In his spare time, Ed enjoys being outside in nature and spending time with his cat, Luna.

Harry Colón

Harry has spent the last 5 years at Salesforce and works hand in hand with leadership to help execute their equality strategy. He’s passionate about DEIB and has dedicated his career to both helping attract talent from underrepresented groups and also creating a culture of inclusivity. Harry was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the northeast, but today calls Miami, Florida home.

ShaJra Austin

ShaJra Austin currently serves as the National Director of Job Placement for the nonprofit CareerSpring. She brings more than 20 years of experience leading talent acquisition teams, transforming people programs and championing inclusive corporate cultures for global consulting firms. As National Director, ShaJra is responsible for driving the strategy to help CareerSpring fulfill its mission to help every first generation college student identify meaningful employment. ShaJra lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, their two daughters and their 13year old Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Jenny Armstrong-Owen

Jenny Armstrong-Owen is currently VP of People at SeekOut and brings more than 25 years of experience partnering with executive teams to build, develop and scale effective organizations. As a People leader for both public and private companies, Jenny’s greatest joy comes from nurturing inclusive and diverse teams which support kind, empathetic, collaborative and driven cultures.

Casie Snyder

Dedicated people leader with extensive experience in building and managing talent acquisition teams. Specialized in the practice of diversity hiring and attracting and hiring top technical and business talent for startups, established technology companies, and Fortune 500 enterprise corporations.

Sean Kelly

As a leader, Sean Kelley believes in the power of teams supported with compassionate, inclusive and human-centered leadership. Over the past 30 years, he’s anchored on this approach while leading large TA and Operations organizations, serving in the community as a non-profit board member and currently as a start-up investor and advisor through his company, Sage&Sea Ventures.

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