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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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Recruiters come in many shapes and forms--from those who basically perform outsourced human resources functions to specialized, niche headhunters.
It started in the late 1990s when headhunters were hired to scan the entire world for a person of international stature to head the city council.
He has responded to criticism in the national press of the fees commanded by headhunters.
A key role for the headhunter is not just filling job openings with competent people in a timely manner, but doing so in a manner that leaves both the employer and candidate content, committed, and copasetic.
net, too -- and put all the people who used to run HeadHunter in charge of CareerBuilder.
The Institute suspects this person is a headhunter attempting to obtain firm names, titles and phone numbers for use in recruitment efforts.
If one day your phone rings and the person on the other end says he's a headhunter, here's your to-do list.
It's a part of headhunter folklore that we find potential opportunities when companies announce layoffs," observes Heyman.
Three of the headhunter surveys were not deliverable, reducing the effective population to 109; 22 practitioner surveys could not be delivered, reducing the effective sample size to 328.
Ru offloads Headhunter business to investor consortium
Aksel Hennie (the Nordic Tom Cruise) is the slippery Roger who works as a corporate headhunter by day and an art thief by night.
Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is a corporate headhunter, but unbeknown to his colleagues and his beautiful wife Diana (Synnove Macody Lund), he supplements his modest income as an art thief.