head hunter vs. direct application
Does anyone here have any experience applying through headhunters vs. directly or through connections? I will start applying for FT positions at the end of the summer. This is for quantitative roles (focus HF,PT). Have been contacted by some HHs recently. As far as I understand it, they get a commission as a certain percentage of starting salary - wondering if this discourages some firms from going through them. Any insight into what types of firms the good HHs usually represent would be appreciated.