headhunter headhunter  /ˈhɛd ˌhən tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations)
  2. (n) a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies

Usage(s):

  1. It was, in fact, thanks to a headhunter that Saint Pierre veered into the business of matchmaking.
  2. Just ask Singaporean headhunter Sally Chew and her British husband Chris Claridge.

News

  1. Ask the Headhunter: Get Hired by Minimizing the Employer's Risk

    Securing a job, headhunter Nick Corcodilos says, is not about looking for a job opening, but about making connections where you want to work. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Samuel Mann. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past decade. In this special Making Sense edition of Ask The ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  2. Timeshare Headhunter Keith Trowbridge of Executive Quest, Inc. Sees Upswing in Program Membership as Sign of Economic ...

    “A brighter outlook is ahead as the economy shows progress,” says veteran timeshare headhunter Keith Trowbridge, noting his company’s increased Resume Management Services enrollments. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10836666.htm
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. Told of that comment after Pittsburgh's morning skate, Crosby said, "I don't think I've been known as a headhunter throughout my career. He's the first : to say that."
    on May 31, 2009 By: Sidney Crosby Source: USA Today

  2. "First, I'm not a headhunter," Padilla said. "Second, I'm an inside pitcher and that's my pitching style."
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Vicente Padilla Source: MLB.com

  3. "People in this league think I'm a headhunter. Anytime one of my players get hit, they warn me out of nowhere," Guillen said. "I know the umpires have to protect the integrity of the game and protect the players - and they're right. But I'm...
    on Apr 29, 2006 By: Jose Guillen Source: USA Today

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