Branding Yourself to be 'Headhunted', Part 2
Part 2 – Want to be “headhunted?” Here’s how!
Since a company pays a “headhunter” a fee between 25% and 33% of the candidate’s first year’s base salary, they aren’t going to pay us a fee for someone they feel they could easily find themselves nor will they pay us a fee for someone who can’t do the job. Yes, the company may hire someone with transferable skills who is “trainable,” but they will not pay a “headhunter” a fee for that person. A lot of people get frustrated with us when we tell them “we can’t help you,” but the candidate is not our client. The company is our client and the only reason a company will pay us a fee is for us to bring them someone who is not only exactly right for the job but who is a top performer. Another way to look at it is this: We are paid to help a company hire someone who is in the top 20% and protect them from those in the bottom 80%.
Now with that having been said, “Want to be ‘headhunted?’ Here’s how!
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