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Headhunters are like agents for businessmen and women. They broker deals for their clients and negotiate lucrative contracts. In return for their services, they receive a payment equal to an agreed upon percentage of their client's salary. The company that hires their client pays the fee. This can be a tough business considering its close connection with the overall economy.
The better the economy performs, the better headhunters do. When the economy takes a dive, most headhunting firms and freelance headhunters also take a dive. Strapped for cash, most companies are not willing to part with the fees that accompany headhunters. They use all their internal resources to identify the best candidates for their company. They resort to online candidate search engines like Headhunter.net to generate their pools of viable candidates.
The Emergence of Headhunter.net
Headhunter.net was recently acquired by Careerbuilder.com to create a more comprehensive online job board. Both of these online job boards attracted thousands of companies and hundreds of thousands of job seekers. With their resources combined, Headhunter.net and Careerbuilder.com have become one the world's leading online job boards. In a sense, this newly integrated site has become one giant headhunter, demonstrating the popularity of online job boards.
The job of a headhunter is to create a perfect match. In fact, most headhunters have a clause in their contract that requires them to pay back all or a percentage of their fee if their candidate leaves within a designated period of time. Their candidates usually have to stay at least 90 days for them to keep 100 percent of their fee.
by James Lyons
Job Hunting Sites
Job hunting sites have revolutionized the hiring and job search process. The Internet is teeming with hundreds of different job hunting websites for prospective candidates to post their resumes and examine available jobs. These sites also allow recruiters in subscribing companies to search for candidates in their resume databases. Both employees and employers have reaped the benefits of this phenomenon.
A few years ago there were only a few recommended job hunting web sites for both employees and recruiters. As the years go by, however, more and more job hunting sites are popping up, many of which offer broader coverage and more specialized services. Job seekers are inundated with recommendations and recruiters have too many places to look. Is it possible that this surge in career search sites has actually created a problem of abundance?
Too Many Job Hunting Sites?
Fear not my friends, because there are not too many job hunting web sites on the Internet. In fact, it probably won't hurt if a few more enter the market. Having more sites encourages more competition. The job boards are getting better and better every day, offering newer and better services to both companies and job seekers.
The only foreseeable problem is knowing which sites are worth using. Frankly, there are over 50 reputable job boards on the Internet and it would take you a millennium to examine all of them. For that reason I would put your faith in a resume posting service that targets the top job hunting web sites. This will save you a ton of time and frustration.
by James Lyons
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