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head hunter

1. Someone who recruits employees for a business or corporation. I'm not actively looking for a new job, but this head hunter for a big firm keeps calling me, so I might as well hear her pitch.
2. A member of a tribe who decapitates other people and preserves their heads as souvenirs. Be careful exploring that part of the rainforest—it's home to a tribe of head hunters!
See also: head, hunter

headhunter

n. someone who recruits executives for employment. (Head means boss here.) The board of directors hired a headhunter to get a new manager.
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Here is an important one - the headhunter must challenge the "specs" based on the dynamics of the industry, competition, and its overall marketplace.
Headhunters, Bond points out, attend conventions not to recruit, "but to meet people.
Lastly, both headhunter and practitioner respondents emphasized the importance of personal traits to a much greater extent than did educators.
The column asks six questions that Kennedy says headhunters "aren't going to answer unless tortured.
Making yourself known to a headhunter may sound rather pushy and 'un-British', but it is certainly the way that is forming people's work lives today.
How does the headhunter broach the reason for the call?
Companies are seeing a 3 to 10X savings in the hiring process by using HireVue," Luman reported on HeadHunter Radio.
But even the most seasoned headhunter can't do that, especially before the first interview with a hirer.
Invest in a good online job-hunting book that provides a list of BBSs and their addresses, such as Be Your Own Headhunter Online, by Pam Dixon and Sylvia Tiersten (Random House; 800-733-3000).
A new breed of headhunter has arrived on the scene, and it is one which is keen to develop relationships with people and work with them throughout their career.
I think he told the headhunter to bring him someone from that shop - and only that shop.
It's like a personal career coach and a headhunter that works for the Top Performer 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today VICE's music channel Noisey and Garnier Fructis officially announce the launch of the Style Stage Headhunter College Tour.
Mister Headhunter allows everyone to find out by real market demand, not by statistics or history, how much their skills are worth in terms of salary.