Have you ever found a job from Headhunters?
By Andy Liu Zn
September 17, 2007 8:54am CST
Last Friday, I got a call from a gue who told me that he is a headhunter, and it is so weird that he knows quite some info.about me and even my department. Finally he asked me whether I am interested for a new position for some Polish company that makes tapes. In fact, I was surprised and not ready yet for the news since it was my first time to get the call from a headhunter. I just asked him to send me some info.for the company.Today, he called me again and said he would call me again tomorrow to talk about more details about the postion. I didn't reject him and would have a try anyway. I don't know whether he will help me to plan an interview or not and not sure whether I will quit current job and start a new career somewhere in downtown GZ. What abou you? Have you ever got a call from headhunter? What did/do/will you deal with them if you got/get/will get a call from them? Do you trust in them? With best regards, Andy
• United States
17 Sep 07
I have, in fact, I don't get a job without a head hunter, I find them essential in not only finding the job I am qualified to do but to attain the kind of money I am wanting. You should trust them, they get a commission from the company that wants to hire you so they are looking out for your best interest.
18 Sep 07
Headhunters are like employment brokers who provide services to match companies' requirement for specific jobs to those who have the experience and qualification to fill them. More often, companies hire the services of headhunting companies to fill the higher-end executive jobs, where they need good and qualified people, and don't want to do all the searching and recruitment themselves. These headhunters will usually do some kind of pre-qualification to size up the suitable candidates for the companies to consider. They of course earn a commission for their services when someone gets hired. I have not been headhunted before, although I was in the IT field for many years and held middle management posts in my career. I did have a close relative though who worked for a head-hunting firm, and she once asked me if I was interested to furnish my resume to her in case there were companies out there who needed someone of my skill and work experience. I think in general, headhunting firms can be trusted, but as in all companies providing services, quality and reliability vary from company to company.
18 Sep 07
No one hunt for my head nor haunt me. Probably my job or my qualification did not call for job hunters to look out for me simply because mine was post graduation in economics. Normally, the head hunters will be looking for some exceptional candidates who either have exceptional degrees with distinction or extra ordinary in their profession, and entice them to join a new firm with higher salaries. I never had an opportunity to m eet them. A friend of mine was a vice president of a Computer Company here in Bangalore was contacted by a head hunter who got him a job in a multinational I.T. Firm with 8 times the salary in USA.
17 Sep 07
I have never had such an experience about finding a job this way. It is strange that he knows your information so clearly. I guess that you must have logged in some job website for a job some time ago? I hope that the job to be offered to you is a good and reliable one. Good luck, Andy.