What is a Headhunter? 

headhunter is a recruitment specialist that's hired by an organisation to identify high quality candidates for vacant / future vacancies. Businesses typically use a headhunter when hiring for senior or highly skilled roles.

A capable headhunter will need to be equipped with the following abilities:  

  • Extensive understanding of recruiting practices likely gleamed from a prior role in recruitment. 
  • Experience of hiring for management roles 
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the industry for which they are hiring. 
  • Time management skills. The headhunter needs to be able to fill the vacancy swiftly while ensuring the high quality of the successful applicant. 
  • A proven ability to foster longstanding relationships both with executives and candidates. 

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