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English definition of “headhunt”

headhunt

verb [T, usually passive]     /ˈhedhʌnt/
HR to find someone who has the qualifications for an important job and is willing to leave their present job : be headhunted for sth He was headhunted for the chief executive's job by a firm of outside consultants .
headhunting noun [U]
(Definition of headhunt verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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