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    Senior Member raspberryh's Avatar
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    Hey,
    I'm a little confused on something. I recently updated my resume and stuff on careerbuilder.com (but I doubt I'll find a good job from there. But I figured I'd try) and I've gotten a few emails from these staffing companies. I guess they just do a massive search for a certain type of person or something. Or people who have recently updated their resumes I guess. Anyways... What is the deal with these people? Do they usually hook you up with a really good company, or are they usually crappy companies? Should I actually respond and talk to these people or should I ignore them?
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    Just headhunters. It's a coin toss really.
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    what does headhunter mean? do they kill you?
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    Headhunters collect as many resumes as possible and in turn have contacts at employers. They match job opportunities to prospective employers. They let people get more job opportunities as well as let employers have access to a broader potential employee pool. They of course get a finders fee if one of their matches results in someone getting hired. The company pays behind the scenes, you wouldn't pay anything.
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    Headhunter is common in the employment industry. Some big companies don't want to advertise on the media (afraid of the competitors knowing they are hiring) so they ask headhunter company looking for the potential candidates to them.
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    A headhunter is the PERSON at the staffing company. It's a very common nickname.

    I never got anything productive from any of the major staffing websites: an offer to change my career to be a truck driver, an opportunity in management, etc. I have had a lot more success with city/newspaper based sites, for example in Atlanta, there's ajcjobs.com which is maintained by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. And many of my DC friends found stuff in washingtonpost.com/jobs (though not in web design really).

    Good luck.
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