Recruiters: Do you get HeadHunted?

The Constant Headhunt

*The main phoneline rings out for the 8th time… Annoyed by my office’s lack of enthusiasm I hesitantly pick up the call:*

Me: Hi ***** how can I help?

Caller: Hi there, can you put me through to Steph please?

Me: She’s not available I’m afraid, can I help?

Caller: Probably not to be honest, when will she be back?

Me: I’m not sure, can I ask what the call’s regarding. This sounds like a headhunt call?

Caller (undeterred): Yes it is, are you looking at all?

Me: You don’t know my name, how long I’ve been here, or whether I’m any good?

Caller: Oh don’t worry, I place average consultants all the time!

This admittedly is an extreme example, but we’ve all been in this situation before.

You’re In Demand

As soon as you have a little over 6 months recruitment experience you become a desirable asset for a competitor. Why?

Well, you’ve proven you’re more than a flash in the pan. You have sales capability. You can cut it in the recruitment industry and might even be profitable.

Whether this is true or not, this is the perception to the outside world. The LinkedIn World.

LinkedIn is like a window to the market of possible new hires and employers. The only problem with this, is the window’s made of privacy glass and often only silhouettes are visible.

Linkedin Silhouette

The current data set on your profile typically includes:

  • Average job tenure
  • What you look like
  • Industry specialism
  • Referrals (if you’ve asked for any)

The paradox of LinkedIn means you’re reachable to a possible employer, but they don’t have the context they need to tailor an approach that’s specific to you. So, how can we make it more efficient?

The Quest for Information

The more a potential employer knows about you, the more targeted the approach is. This increases the likelihood of your interest and lowers the chance of your time being wasted by irrelevant headhunt calls.

Wouldn’t it be great if employers had all the pertinent information to ensure their approach was a) relevant and b) of interest?

The Devil’s in the Detail

Details of your situation that would be useful to a hiring company:

  • Whether you’re looking or not
  • Financial performance
  • Whether you’d consider relocation,
  • If you’re interested in management or have managed previously
  • Industry specialism
  • Typical roles recruited for
  • Average fees
  • Desired salary
  • Desired culture
  • Desired company size
  • Training/development required
  • Sector experience
  • Frustrations
  • Future aspirations

ProfileRecruit Yourself

Introducing… Hunted. We believe that if someone has the above information, but is actually restricted to not knowing your name, current employer, and how aesthetically pleasing you might be – they’ll only be interested in you for exactly the right reasons.

You’re completely anonymous on Hunted, until you want to be otherwise. You’re allowing companies to headhunt you and increasing the chances of the perfect match.

Anonymous screenshot


Whether you’re active or passive, potential employers will be aware of your situation. You can approach hiring managers directly, ask questions and even get inside access to their offices. You’re able to anonymously see whether the grass is actually greener.

All you need to do is:

  1. Set your preferences to control what you see
  2. Build your profile in minutes
  3. If you see something you like, chat anonymously or apply with one click
  4. Let your dream come to you

If you’re in recruitment there’s almost no reason to not have the Hunted app on your phone. If you’re passive and not looking at all, we’ve built a deal tracker feature. Which means you can progressively put in your financial growth, and even see where you rank outside of your company.

Perm placements tracker

For the curiously passive and active recruiters out there: To get HeadHunted for the right reasons, get Hunted.


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