Headhunter

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Headhunter

A person or company that recruits potential employees for clients. The term is most often applied to recruiters who seek executives and other professionals such as doctors and lawyers.
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Lumholtz himself claimed to be the first explorer to "put the head hunters of Borneo in the right light before the civilized world."
Said Kris Lakshmikanth, founder, The Head Hunters India Pvt Ltd, "While corporates strive to get the right candidates at the CEO or CFO (chief financial officer) level at high salaries, the compensation in most cases is directly linked to the performance of the candidates.
IT IS not essential to have any qualifications to become a recruitment consultant, head hunter or employment coach.
Doherty: First of all, I'd like to set one point straight: We're not head hunters. Head hunting usually implies going into a company, often by nefarious means, and pulling employees from that company.
Compaq's whiz kid Barbara Mair, the only woman repeatedly named by head hunters, is under 40.
Their repertoire includes every style from the Flatlanders to the Kentucky Head Hunters.
I just started turning over stones, and fortunately I had kept my resume with most of the physician executive head hunters. I called some key people in the college.
He uses what he calls the "head-hunter index." Job categories that are attracting a lot of interest from head hunters are hot; ones that aren't are not.
Bankers in Hong Kong are paid more than their counterparts in Singapore, reportedly to compensate for the excessively stressful work environment, according to head hunters operating in the industry.