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  • n. Plural form of headhunter.


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  • He meets with ex-colleagues, calls headhunters and taps his personal network, but, with banks wiping out layers of management, he says, "whenever I get a lead, I find that there is a sea of people like me applying for the same one."

    Income Gap Shrinks in Slump at the Expense of the Wealthy

  • Go online to investigate what competitors are offering, and call headhunters to find out what is typical for your position.

    The Power Of The Perk

  • The headhunters are their confessors; they only talk to their peers if they did well.

    It's Bonus Time, Baby! Mr. Stingi Keeps a List and Checks It Twice

  • They carried a pocketful of quarters with them to call headhunters and other companies on the nearest pay phone.


  • As she contemplates her future, she'll attract her own traffic - headhunters, that is. News

  • Prominent members of the retained executive search profession (sometimes called "headhunters") have been used by both Democrat and Republican U.S.

    C. William Guy: Presidential Advisory Board

  • Often they even have new titles to convey this -- for example what used to be called "headhunters" are now Career Management Professionals.

    Don't Call Me Middle Class:

  • By cutting out middlemen such as headhunters, firms save money.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • If you are interviewing through a recruiting agency ( "headhunters") it is their duty to obtain as much information as possible, and as a minimum should be able to give you some background on the interviewer, the organization and the role they are recruiting for.


  • It's so difficult and it's a huge issue with safeties right now because they're kind of headhunters on the back end.

    The Seattle Times

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