The Ten Commandments of Professional Headhunter

What is the difference between Recruiter and Headhunter?

Recruiter’s job mostly consists of finding those ones who are already in active search. Therefore the main activity of professional recruiter is selecting the best one from a bunch of those who are motivated to change their current employment.

Meanwhile, Headhunter is intensively searching for those who are hiding in all imaginable and incredible places. However, that is just halfway to destination point. The most challenging task is to REMOTIVATE a candidate, who is actually pretty satisfied with his current employment conditions and not willing to communicate about new job opportunities in general. Recruiter whose professional skills are so qualified that he can persuade such a guy to change his lovely cozy working chair for a new and prospective one, can be proudly named HEADHUNTER.

So, professionals who recruit by executive search — Headhunters — should master specific techniques and develop peculiar skills to beat up the passive public and stimulate them to risk and change their habitual professional path.

Key principles of Headhunter’s Professionalism are lightened very well in the following article.

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