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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.
Of particular value is the headhunter who is also an industry specialist -- enabling the right person to be found for the job as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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.
Their presentation provided the backdrop for lively discussion on a careers issue so widely debated in the current climate - "what to do when a headhunter calls.
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.