Pointshare Researcher Academy


Learn how to source a French and German speaking financial software developer specialized in .NET,
residing in Dublin and with an education from Boston in no more than 3 minutes!

Give your own researchers the best qualifications to solve recruitment assignments
through Pointshare Academy

“We have our own in-house researchers today, but we want them to perform better”

Pointshare Researcher Academy is an online course designed to boost your researchers’ performance in sourcing candidates, locally and globally. The academy is developed by researchers with extensive experience in sourcing candidates all over the world.

Your researchers will complete the online academy and go through the different modules, including a final exam. Previous experience with candidate sourcing is not a requirement – we teach your researchers everything they need to know. Upon completion of the course all participants receive our search guide, which sums up the academy and cover all the primary stages of a search process.

All modules contain practical exercises consisting of both quantitative and qualitative assignments, where the researchers will prove their skills. The researcher receives written and/or oral feedback on all exercises within three days of completing a module.

When all modules are completed, the training is finalized with a final exam based on a real life case, including parts from all modules of the academy. The academy is generally based on free subscriptions (LinkedIn basic account etc.) and consists of the modules:

Module 1: Preparation and Boolean* (advanced) search methodology

  • How to analyze a search
  • Initial preparation for completing a search
  • Identification of relevant keywords, synonyms, language variations and methods
  • How to design a Boolean search string
  • How to limit or extend a search to achieve more relevant results

* Boolean search is an advanced search methodology that can be used on Google, LinkedIn and other platforms. Boolean search methodology is highly relevant and a skill that all researchers should possess today.

Module 2: Boolean search methodology on LinkedIn

  • How to use Boolean search methodology and advanced search functions on LinkedIn
  • How to search LinkedIn groups (open or closed) and companies to find potential candidates
  • How to efficiently identify industries, related industries and hereby relevant candidate pools
  • How to X-ray LinkedIn trough Google

Module 3: The researcher’s LinkedIn network

  • How your network affects your potential reach as a researcher
  • How to extend your network to potentially reach out to more relevant potential candidates
  • How to develop your mindset and build your network on LinkedIn – tips & tricks

Module 4: Communication

  • Communicating with internal as well as external clients – how to make sure that your client experience the process as effective and transparent
  • Communicating with potential candidates – how to handle questions and comments as an external researcher
  • How to convert prospects to actual interested candidates
  • How to set up effective LinkedIn messages/InMails
  • How to make your candidate open and read your e-mail – every time!
  • How to screen prospects and candidates for need2have and nice2have professional skills

Module 5: Selling the job and the company as an attractive employer

  • How to “sell the job” and attract potential candidates’ attention and interest
  • Prospectus development – how to develop professional candidate material that creates trust and an interest in the company and the job
  • We focus on the difference between “good” and “bad” candidate communication

Available add-on modules

  • IT module: an introduction to the basic principles within IT, to give a better understanding of how to source talent within this industry
  • LinkedIn Recruiter Lite module: an introduction to LinkedIn's own sourcing tool/platform, customised for small to medium sized recruiting businesses or HR departments of larger firms

We educate our own researchers through the Pointshare Research Academy, and after completing the academy external participants will be able to conduct sourcing assignments on the same level as Pointshare employees.

Pointshare Recruitment search-guide

Upon completion of the academy all researchers will receive Pointshare Recruitment’s search guide (about 25 pages) to use as a future book of reference.

We provide you with a short report of how your employees have performed during the course. The academy can be completed whenever and wherever the participant wants. The academy is in English, but the search guide can be acquired in different language versions.


Participating in Pointshare Research Academy

Pointshare Research Academy is a cheap and efficient way to train your researchers

Your investment:

  • Your financial investment pr. participant is DKK 4.288 ex. VAT for the online academy including the search guide
  • Completing the academy takes approx. 10 hours pr. participant
  • We assume all participants to possess basic knowledge about LinkedIn, and that they have created a LinkedIn profile before participating in the Pointshare Academy

We will forward an email with a link and login information to the academy when the education is initiated, and the search guide is forwarded upon completion of the course.


We create trust in the researcher’s online business card (LinkedIn profile)

Upon request you can acquire LinkedIn Profile Makeovers with a 10 % discount for employees participating in the academy. You will receive a discount code for ordering through Makeover Services International’s website. The makeover ensures a professional online appearance, which contributes positively to the overall candidate experience and creates trust. Normal price for a LinkedIn Profile Makeover is 388 $ incl. VAT (one language version).


Upgrade your researchers’ skills with Pointshare Research Academy

To enroll one or more of your researchers at Pointshare Academy contact us at or + 45 51721974.

”Pointshare Researcher Academy has taught me how to find the best talent in the most efficient way”.

Freja Ehmsen, Employer Branding & HR Development, BEC.