Head-hunting is a process of identifying and co-opting high-performing employees. It differs from a
simple recruitment process both by the working methodology and by the fact that it addresses mainly
middle management or top management positions. However, the current trend is to use this service for
other hierarchical levels too, because the goal is to find the best employees, and head-hunting has
become an important tool in the work of human resources specialists.
From the perspective of a candidate, however, the question remains: in a market with millions of
candidates, how can I stand out?
There are several practical recommendations offered by human resources specialists that increase the
candidate’s visibility on the “radar” of some of the best executive placement firms, both online and offline:
Do everything you can to have positive results at work. Information circulates quickly, whether it
is positive or negative. Try be recognized for your successes.
Have an active online presence. Social networking is important because HR specialists
frequently use the Internet for documentation and recruitment.
Invest in quality networking. Participate actively in events, conferences, workshops etc.
Contact an executive search firm. Do a thorough market research to see which headhunters are
active or have projects in your field and contact them to let them know that you are interested
in making a change, professionally.