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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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Arvato services, a call centre company at Pier Head, are beginning a headhunt tomorrow to recruit 400 students to add to the 13,000 already employed in a call centres in the region.
S A director of The Mawdsley Consultancy, a leading search and selection organisation based in Eccleston,Chorley,one of Jane Peter's roles is to headhunt the North West's finest professionals for her clients.
Try to headhunt someone that already sells this stuff.
Economic Daily News: China's bitcoin hardware industry leader headhunts in Taiwan
In association with AS OPERATIONS director at the North West recruitment firm Antal International, Phil Carden headhunts candidates for some of the world's biggest companies, from Shell to Kimberly-Clark.
Yoh Staffing Solutions headhunts skilled technical, scientific, engineering and design people in the North West.