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Difference Between Recruiters, Head Hunters And Hiring Managers?


A lot of job seekers don’t understand the difference between, recruiters, headhunters and hiring managers. Knowing the role of each on is vital. Especially, if you are going to be doing an interview with one.


Each of them has a different agenda in an interview. Which means, you need to know how to answer questions that speak to their objectives. Otherwise, it could cost you the job.

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J.T. O'Donnell

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  1. I am search a new job for a traing verbal.

    I am native korean so a little bit lack of verbal than written and reading..

    I has been search a opportunity which growing me in verbal

    I believe my experience, and proven ability as Key Account Manager will allow me to significantly contribute to your company’s protective coating and fabrication division.
    In reviewing the attached CV, you will note that I have acquired valuable experience in all facts of troubleshooting, installations, and maintenance for various shipbuilding . I possess a unique talent for delivering highly complex technical information into terms and concepts that the end users can readily grasp. Furthermore, I am multi-task oriented, enjoy a challenge, and continually stay abreast of the latest advancements in the protective coating and fabrication field.,
    If you are seeking an protective coating professional who has excellent people and problem solving skills and can easily provide optimum support to your operations, then please consider what I have to offer.

    Best Regars..

    • Many recruiters, talent acquisition companies, head hunters and employment agencies approach hiring from the wrong perspective.
      First, I have seen hundreds of great candidates on linked in, why not pursue some of these pro-active professionals, who from time to time, present who they are through what they write as members of the many linked in groups offered. Take for example this HR individual, practically begging for a Sales Supervisor, when hundreds of qualified people have applied but never been called in for an interview and the ones who have were not hired. Yet, if you track these rejected managers, they were hired by other companies, often competition and are all gainfully employed today. So one would ask why the same company makes the same mistakes over and over by the example of their feeble attempt to reach perspective candidates by the Ad on linked in as follows:

      North Shore Massachusetts – Anyone have pet retail experience? Or do you know someone who does?

      Please review our website for current openings

      I am really trying to fill the Sales Supervisor as a priority. If you know anyone in the MA area in the pet industry. Feel free to give them my contact info as I recruit for a lot of jobs. Even if I don’t have something now, I may have something in the future so all pet experience resumes welcome.

      Thank you so much!

      Julie Linda
      HR Recruiting Manager | PetEdge
      Expiring in 12 days

      * Close viewer

      This Ad by a large employer is unprofessional and really does not depict the employer in the best light or as a viable employer, one would like to spend a career with. Mind you, I have studied this company and the reason why they cannot find experienced personel is due to their poor inside training. The attrition is very high and people often leave within the first nine months.


  2. I really enjoy these tips and since my job search is coming up on one year soon they have been very helpful. They also keep me very focused and determined to keeping moving forward in this long job process which I know it will be well worth it when I find my next career I truly love and so passionate about in Human Services.

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