Why Would ANYONE Move to America?

The US recruitment market is BOOMING right now. It’s often described as “under supplied and over-priced”.

Recruiting in regions which are an AT-WILL state (80% of the US) means start dates come quicker, as your candidate doesn’t need to give in any notice… crazy right?!

Not only does this mean your recruitment pace will increase, but if you’re moving to a city like New York you’ll most certainly be dealing with higher salaries, higher margins on contract and higher percentages on perm.

With the quick placement turn around you will also see this money in your bank account quicker.

Too good to be true, right? Well, it gets better, because UK recruiters are in high demand across the pond.

As you may know, US recruitment firms typically run a 180 model where focus is solely on candidate acquisition or business development only.

This means clients and candidates alike are more than thankful for 360 expertise to their shores, call it “2 for 1”, or a purple squirrel. I’m not saying a split desk model isn’t efficient but if you’re in a client meeting and are asked what the candidate market’s like at the moment, not being able to answer immediately is definitely a drawback.

The size of the US means possibilities for new business and top candidates are unlimited.

Equally, because a large amount of American recruitment agencies lack vertical specialists you’ll stand out as a go-to in your market. 

Want to know more, or speak to a real life human being about moving to America?

We’re hosting an event at our Hunted HQ for recruiters wanting to relocate to the US. There will be speakers and testimonials from Salt and GQR who have both relocated employees to the US. It’s your chance to network with those already out there and meet like-minded recruiters.

If you’re raring to go however, here’s a list Hunted partners that will relocate you right now.

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New York: Their positioning in the market and professional reputation in NYC will push you towards the coolest brands, disruptive startups and leading digital transformation programmes across the globe. The “Salties” praise their company culture, support each other and always celebrate success together. Built by entrepreneurs, this is a business that will support your career ambitions, wherever they lie.


New York, LA, Austin: Known as Inc 500’s fastest (revenue) growing recruitment company in LA and NYC, this business is renowned for their consistency of high performance. This is backed by a great number of case studies where consultants joining have doubled or even trebled their previous year’s revenue in their first full year joining the business.

They have some of the best office views out there and nearly 40% of staff have  been internationally relocated. New US offices are also on the horizon.

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New York & Dallas: Their mission is to establish themselves as global industry leader within corporate governance recruitment; synonymous with unparalleled quality, professionalism and execution.

Revenue for the business was up 400% in Q1 of last year compared to the previous year. Following this, they’ve recently opened Dallas and will continue to grow. This is the perfect opportunity for senior recruiters to quickly become leaders in the company.

Austin Fraser

Austin: Specialists in Digital, Technology, Life Sciences, Aviation and Automation Austin Fraser is headquartered in Reading with offices in Munich and Berlin but their Austin office has taken the business by storm. Every member of staff is supplied with the latest iMacs and height adjustable desks. They offer clear progression, an incredible training scheme, a diverse array of perks and they’re growing FAST.


New York & San Fran: One of the worlds leading providers of recruitment services and advice to the Data & Analytics market. They have spent the last 10 years building a business from scratch with no outside financial backing. The last 24 months they have grown by 78% and are looking to expand their New York & San Francisco offices. Whilst they tend to focus on hiring for future leadership positions internally they are always open to hiring talented recruiters looking to transition into their market verticals.

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Ultimate Asset

New York: A specialist in digital media and marketing, they’ve worked with everyone from Twitter and Google, to Adidas and Red Bull. A very exciting time of growth for Ultimate Asset, they are looking to hear from all senior recruitment leaders with entrepreneurial flair and ambition for their NYC office. Seeking consultants who have experience running a boutique agency, that can be rolled into UA to benefit from their reach, brand, and network.


New York: Specialised in sourcing the best talent across Finance, FinTech, Commerce & Industry Companies. Empiric has recently landed in NYC and flourished in what is notoriously a difficult market by providing experienced contractors and permanent staff within their specialism. Their success is a direct result of their strong work ethic, technical acumen and their impressive network of leading contacts, nurtured through years of experience in the industry. Their famous “no stone unturned” approach means they work smarter to attract and build strong relationships with the very best candidates in their specialisms to meet the needs of their current and future clients effectively every time.

Twenty Recruitment

New York: They have recently moved into an amazing new office in the heart of Manhattan and are inviting applications from talented individuals looking to relocate to NYC.

This is a business known for their organic growth, their UK management team half of them have come through the training academy. In 2017 they broke the records for the fastest ever rookie deal, the quickest to 3 deals and fastest promotion to consultant. A great infrastructure, so you can stay rest assured the NYC office will have similar success and backing.

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Third Republic

New York: This business was created for ambitious tech savvy recruiters an alternative to mainstream agencies. Third Republic with help you maximise your earnings by working in a motivational working environment and by learning the new recruitment skills now needed to be successful in the digital age of recruitment.

They’re not just recruiters but thought leaders, content marketeers, networkers and event organisers. Embracing modern recruitment their NYC office is taking the digital recruitment landscape by storm 

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New York, Orlando, Houston, Denver: Known as the global go-to for energy, engineering and infrastructure recruitment services. Whilst they are very much International, their US offering for experienced recruiters is second to none. With high performing offices in NYC, Orlando, Houston and Denver they are plenty of US destinations to choose from.

Energy, engineering and infrastructure industries are ever-changing landscapes and are in constant need of specialist recruiters who pride themselves in their market expertise.


New York: Part of The Nicoll Curtin Group, BeecherMadden is a Technology recruitment group with big plans to move to NYC. They’re made up of BeecherMadden (Cyber Security and Corporate Governance), Purple Halo (Digital) and Nicoll Curtin (IT and Change). Since their establishment of BeecherMadden in 2010, the business has achieved impressive growth, performance and industry recognition. The key to this success is down the continued commitment to our business values and the shared team vision.


InterQuest Group 

New York: Their team in NYC are more than just recruiters. They’re great advocates for the InterQuest brand and love what they do. They’re looking for ambitious leaders with strong track records. Equally as important, is being fun, team orientated and a strong relationship builder. You have an opportunity to be a real brand ambassadors for InterQuest, as they continue to successfully grow their operation in the Americas.

24 Seven 

New York, Orange County,  Santa Monica, Downtown LA, San Fran, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia: With a whopping 10 offices in the US there are plenty of amazing destinations to choose from here. Specialists in Beauty, Fashion & Retail markets covering Sales, Tech, Creative, Marketing and Design roles, 24 Seven champions diversity within their own work environment and those they place. This is a great option for any recruiter wanting to be apart of a progressive company.

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Skills Alliance 

New York, Seattle: Skills Alliance is a Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Medical Technology specialist that focuses on companies transitioning from research to commercialisation. Their US offices offer a tailored and bespoke approach to not just their clients but your career. They’re seeking ambitious recruiters to join alongside great Recruiters and ex-industry life sciences specialists.

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New York: These guys are the go-to agency for Innovation & Strategy, Design and Operations. They boast over 150 clients across London and New York and they’re growing FAST. Aside from investing in the very best tools and providing amazing perks and incentives, Ping Pong is a religion; you’ll even get your own bat when you join. Check out their amazing office space and meet the office dawg Dakota.

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