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headhunter

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhedˌhʌntər/ US   /-ṱɚ/
HR a person who is hired by a company to find someone who has the qualifications for an important job and is willing to leave their present job: He was approached by a headhunter who was looking for a chief executive for a start-up company. a corporate/top/leading headhunter
(Definition of headhunter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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