Want to know the secret to getting headhunted?

Monday, July 26, 2021

What is the role of a headhunter? This is a question frequently asked and the simple answer is, they hunt. Headhunters have what you don’t have: inside information about your next employer and access to jobs that will never be advertised. So, where do they hunt?  Whether they work for an agency or a company, most headhunters use a combination of search techniques to find candidates such as CV databases, Linkedin, networking events and employee referrals

Here are some helpful tips on how you can flag up on the radar of headhunters:

  1. Job sites

    Recruiters often rely upon sites such as Jobibo, CV Library and Indeed which contain millions of CV’s that span different industries, experience levels, and locations. They are a gold mine for recruiters trying to find the perfect candidate for a role.

    Uploading your CV to job sites means recruiters can find you if there’s an opportunity that might be a good match for your skills or previous work experience. Take the time to create an outstanding CV that recruiters won’t pass up once they’ve got it in their hands.


  2. Linkedin

    One of the most popular recruiting tools these days is LinkedIn because of its ease of use. LinkedIn makes it easy for recruiters to search for candidates based on their work history or job title. Update your LinkedIn profile regularly, providing a detailed account of your work history and professional accomplishments. Even if you are happily employed, LinkedIn is a priceless tool for future job hunts.


  3. Networking Events

While technology has made it easier to both find jobs and find candidates, it hasn’t replaced the value of face-to-face networking and Job fairs. You should be part of relevant forums and discussion groups, leading seminars, and attending conferences. If your name and presence is out there, you’ll get noticed when the headhunter is looking