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Headhunter job description

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Company overview

[Company Name] is a Fortune 500 [industry] leader known for excellence and innovation in talent acquisition and workforce solutions.

With a global presence and a commitment to shaping the future of recruitment, we are seeking an experienced headhunter to join our high-performing team.

About the role

Position: Headhunter

Location: [City, State]

Type: [Full-Time/Part-Time/Contract]

Reports to: [Supervisor/Manager/Team Lead]

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated headhunter to join our dynamic team. 

As a headhunter at [Company Name], you will be crucial in identifying and attracting top talent to fill key positions for our organization and clients.

You will collaborate with hiring managers to understand their needs, proactively source candidates, and lead the recruitment process from start to finish.

Key responsibilities

  • Source and identify qualified candidates using diverse channels, like online platforms, networking events, and referrals
  • Conduct thorough candidate assessments and interviews to evaluate their skills, experience, and cultural fit
  • Build and maintain a strong network of talented professionals in relevant industries
  • Coordinate and manage the end-to-end recruitment process, including interview scheduling, reference checks, and offer negotiations
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and market developments to ensure effective talent acquisition strategies
  • Develop and implement innovative sourcing and talent acquisition strategies to attract passive candidates
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand their specific hiring needs and align recruitment efforts accordingly
  • Conduct market research and competitor analysis to identify potential talent gaps and areas of opportunity for talent acquisition

Qualifications and skills

  • Proven experience as a headhunter or in a similar recruitment role
  • Strong knowledge of sourcing techniques and tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with candidates, clients, and hiring managers
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple recruitment projects simultaneously
  • Proficient or have moderate knowledge of using applicant tracking systems (ATS) and other recruitment software

Educational requirements

We are looking for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management or a related discipline. Additional certifications in HR or talent acquisition are a plus.

Working conditions

This is a full-time position at our office in [location]. While most of the work will be conducted in a professional office environment, remote work options may be available.

Your work schedule is subject to change based on business or client needs.

Resources will also be available to spend on travel and other necessities that aid with finding and sourcing talent.

How to apply

To apply for the prestigious role of headhunter at [Company Name], please submit the following documents to [email address]:

  1. A tailored cover letter that showcases your passion for executive recruitment and your ability to excel in this role
  2. An updated resume detailing your educational background, professional experience, and notable achievements in executive search
  3. A portfolio or examples of successful executive placements you have made throughout your career

Benefits of joining [Company Name]

  • Competitive compensation package commensurate with your experience and performance
  • Access to a global network of industry leaders, offering unparalleled opportunities for growth and collaboration
  • The chance to work on high-impact projects that shape the future of talent acquisition
  • Continuous learning and development resources to further enhance your skills and expertise in sourcing and talent acquisition

Application deadline

Aspiring candidates may submit their applications until [deadline date].

Our talent acquisition team will promptly review applications, and selected candidates will be invited to engage in a rigorous evaluation process.

Thank you for considering a career with [Company Name], where your expertise will help us achieve new heights in executive recruitment!

*You may also customize these interview questions to suit your recruitment guidelines and process. 

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