New here in the program at an elite boutique and starting to get inbounds from various headhunters promising me the world. Also have a list that I've accumulated over the last year.
I'm wondering which ones are legit? there seem to be many. Does anyone have any first hand experiences with the ones listed below? Can anyone point to ones that should be avoided and ones that are professional? I don't think it's just about getting the job, but making sure I am not dealing with Pond Scum either.
Best headhunter firms
Here's a list from a long time user about the most trusted head hunters in the community.
from certified user @Sil
Sil CD Rank: Human| banana points 12,856
My rule of thumb: if you haven't heard about the firm on WSO before, avoid it. Most headhunters in my experience are completely unprofessional and try to push you into roles that you have no interest in just so they can get their paycheck.
Headhunters that I would use (I'm sure that I'm forgetting a few):
- Glocap Search
- Henkel Search Partners
- The Oxbridge Group
- SG Partners
- Dynamics Search Partners (good for HFs)
- SearchOne (good for HFs)
- Amity Search Partners
Selby Jennings Forrer & Associates Weatherly Group
As far as the search firms to avoid multiple certified users have seconded avoiding Shelby Jennings and Pinpoint.
from certified user @TippyTop11
Second Shelby Jennings, I don't think they actually place anyone- they just ask people's comp and are selling that info to 'clients ' for benchmarking. Also Chicago Search Group
from certified user @tropos
Shelby Jennings once sent me to a BB for an interview- and told me the wrong name of the boss I was interviewing for and the position was not the same as the one I showed up for.