Different headhunters reaching out to different people at same firm?

Hey everybody, currently working as a first year in an MBB shop in a non-PE heavy city (big city but not NYC, SF, Chicago). Headhunters have started reaching out, but different people within the office and people across nearby offices have been getting different headhunters reach out. This is the case for HHs for MFs and HHs for more MM opps.

I was wondering two things:
1) how do headhunters decide who they reach out to other than by firm/school? My colleague who did AM and went to a non target school in a nearby office is getting many more PE headhunter emails than people I know who did SA at BB/EB

2) is it appropriate to reach out proactively to a headhunter if you know they've contacted people at your firm? I would hate to miss out on events and the like especially if PE recruiting is so accelerated

3) has anybody here heard of firms blocking headhunter emails? One headhunter suggested this was the case

Thanks! Looking forward to hearing your insight on this one, I'm very confused on how to navigate this process.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 2:15pm

yeah they reach out to whoever they get email addresses to - it means nothing if you didn't get an email from them. just get their emails from your friends and send them an email introducing yourself with your resume and ask to find 15 mins to chat. all of them want to talk to as many bankers/consultants as possible so that they expand their pool of people they can place. good luck!

 
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Oct 18, 2018 - 8:12pm

you guys are overthinking this a bit too much. these headhunters email the older analysts and ask them to send them email addresses for the class below. or they do some linkedin searches and try to guess your email address. it's super non-scientific and no real meaning behind someone getting 10 headhunter emails vs. 5 hh emails. just email them yourself and it's all the same.

 
Oct 22, 2018 - 2:46am
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