About me

José is a former ethical hacker, digital forensic examiner and hardcore Linux engineer who went head over heels into the talent sourcing and recruitment industry utilizing his cross-field experience. Along with Milan Novak, the former board member of Grafton Recruitment, he co-founded the international recruitment agency, GoodCall, currently having 140+ employees and specializing in social recruitment for 5-person start-ups as well as 10,000 person Fortune 500s.

He grew up on open source and loves to share his knowledge, implementing new software and hardware innovations into his staffing procedures – seeing companies not able to hire Java engineers and build their amazing next-gen products is just too painful otherwise. This is also the reason that he established the Recruitment Academy, to cultivate, collaborate, and raise the bar for sourcing and recruiting in Central & Eastern Europe.

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"Whenever I need some exhaustive information on talent sourcing, I'm get in touch with José. His technical background in software engineering and IT security makes him a deadly recruitment weapon when speaking about searching for candidates online, uncovering their contact information and finding unorthodox ways to approach them. "

David E. Perry

Best-selling Author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters

"I highly recommend Josef ’s book to any HR and staffing manager."

Horst Gallo

Director HR at IBM

"Definitely a no-brainer for all recruiters."

Jeanne E. Branthover

Managing Director at Boyden

"Josef dives deep into the waters of social recruitment and is providing only up-to-date hard data and hands-on strategies you will benefit from right away. Not only tech companies will love it."

Petra Hruskova

Staffing Business Partner at Google

"Josef is a big expert and professional in what he does. The fact that he is a big IT specialist, recruitment specialist as well as a successful entrepreneur makes him an outstanding individual."

Pavel Svetik

Expert Perm Director at Hays

"I know Josef as a graduate of software engineering so I was a little bit doubtful about what he can bring to the table related to human resources. But I was wrong! The book People as Merchandise shows Josef ’s superb cross-field talent."

Vladimir Kovar

CEO at Unicorn

"Feel free to contact Josef if you need to utilize LinkedIn to the highest degree. He is kind and helpful."

Daniela Souckova

Head of HR at Barclays

"José is kind and approachable as a trainer, professional at what he does. Provides good advice with friendly approach."

Zuzana Kohoutova


"I find best that Josef is sharing his IT knowledge, applied for the searching techniques, with the clear and light explicit way. "

Jana Prusova

Talent Acquisition at Nymble

"I have experienced unique training done by Josef on the subject of Linkedin Recruitment. It was a superb and powerful training. Lot of action and real practical value. Thanks a lot for the enhancement of the recruitment process!"

Ivana Prcikova

HR Generalist at Randstad

"This Bad Boy really knows what he is talking about! LinkedIn hides many opportunities and these were uncovered during Josef´s training. Thank you Josef, it was one of the best trainings which I have ever had!"

Nada Nepivodova

Personnel Manager at DHL

"Josef showed me brilliant ways to search for the right people across LinkedIn. His help opened new methods in hiring to me. So, if you want to hire someone, hire Josef at first. He's amazing."

Robert Nemec

CEO at RobertNemec.com

"Josef is real professional and his training was very helpful for me. Now I have different level of understanding of some features which LinkedIn offers."

Eva Vysanska

Headhunter at People Dynamic

"Apart from a very professional yet very friendly style, I appreciated his expertise on online tools. His extensive knowledge and experience is something which he is more than willing to share with others. Josef had my full attention throughout and everything he mentioned was 100% useful and I will definitely use it. It was one of the best seminars I have seen and would, with no doubts, recommend it. Go see Josef!! :)"

Eva Formanova

Recruitment Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific

"Josef acts as real professional in his area, has strong and natural presentation skills, answered all questions related to the topic and keeps your attention whole time. I would recommend this webinar to all of you who wants to keep your knowledge fresh, wants to learn something new or just have an overview on latest tools."

Alena Halota

Career Coach

"Josef shared his experience and „know-how“ at the highest level by presenting best practises, sourcing techniques, tips and tricks on how to engage talented people in social media. What was really useful that Josef presented it in a practical way showing examples and solving real cases as he spoke. On top of that he is an excellent speaker who interacts with public and talks about technical situations in a lively form."

Inga Cesnuleviciute

Tech Recruiter at Trustpilot

"I would have never guessed that a guy with a technical background can be a such a good presenter and trainer. He is definitely enthusiastic about recruitment and he is very experienced in this field. I liked his fair play approach and appreciated the knowledge he passed onto us during the training. I am sure I will be attending more of his trainings and seminars in the future."

Lucie Pribylova

HR Manager at Audified

"Josef Kadlec as an Expert recruiter. If you search for some inspiration, new skill and professional approach, dont waste any minute and attend his excellent course. You will get the best of the best."

Aneta Kratochvilova

HR Consultant

"Real practical value, no twaddle! Josef has a really deep and detailed knowledge of everything you need to know about LinkedIn. Except this he is an inspiring person whose story is worth knowing!"

Hana Habermannova

CEO at PPC Bee

"Smart strategic and systemic approach towards recruitment elevating networking into more efficient teamworking. Josef has talent to integrate different fields and he is a proof of the notion 'fresh look of the outsider' can move stale HR business into creative process."

Adriana Wyrobkova

Senior Consultant at Arthur Hunt

"Josef is professional, a good communicator and he shows a keen interest that we make the most of the workshops he provides."

Tony Karas

Operations Manager at Synergie

"Josef knows everything about the LinkedIn and is also able to pass on his knowledge the others."

Petra Bedecsova

HR Manager at Karned Tools


José is a former ethical hacker, digital forensic examiner and hardcore Linux engineer who went head over heels into the talent sourcing and recruitment industry utilizing his cross-field experience.
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