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Has anyone used/is currently using a headhunter service in your job search? (Not just a headhunter reaching out for a one-off opportunity but you’re actively paying for the service). Experiences?

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Company pays, not the applicant. If you’re focused on a particular industry, reach out to headhunters who focus on it

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I focus on a narrow industry so they’re somewhat well known. But you could look for who handles your industry or function in the bigger firms like Korn Ferry and Egon Zehnder.

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I’ve used one. You don’t pay the headhunter, companies pay them to find people. I had a bunch of interviews using my headhunter but wasn’t happy with how they were selling me to hiring managers. Ended up getting a job via a referral instead

They found me actually. They’re all over LinkedIn

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