• WordNet 3.6
    • n headhunter a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
    • n headhunter a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations)
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In literature:

Headhunting became a profitable business in academia.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
They were headhunters like the Dyaks of Borneo, and were said to be sometimes cannibals.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
A survey of the tales brings out boldly the fact that a headhunt was one of the most important events in Tinguian life.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Some of them were headhunters.
"The Career of Leonard Wood" by Joseph Hamblen Sears
"A Catalogue of Books Published by Methuen and Company, February, 1908" by Methuen and Company

In news:

Some Lions accuse Vikings of 'headhunting'.
Your courtship as a potential candidate for the headhunter 's client has indeed been a journey.
I am the author of three "how to" PDF books, available on my website: How to Work With Headhunters and how to make headhunters work for you, How Can I Change Careers.
How a Google Headhunter 's E-Mail Unraveled a Massive Net Security Hole.
This is how headhunters operate.
GLASGOW — A concert that will launch the start of a monthly show featuring Greg Martin, lead guitarist for The Kentucky HeadHunters , is set for Tuesday night at the Plaza Theatre.
His blog is My Job Thoughts: Career Advice From a Headhunter .
Headhunter hired to find next city manager.
'Headhunters': Not quite high art , but thoroughly entertaining.
Why not hire a matchmaker , or "dating headhunter," to find a partner.
A few months ago it was "Headhunters," a dark and violent Norwegian thriller with an intriguingly conflicted hero.
When Marti Smye sold her executive coaching business to a senior-level headhunting company in 2005, she consented to sign two contracts.
'Headhunters' review: Thrillingly bad stuff.
Tommy Sarig allegedly said he would send Israeli assassins to murder headhunter over money dispute.
Headhunters, 720 Red River, 512/825-5600.

In science:

However, this is precisely the time when it can start looking actively for workers, by advertising online, recruiting through headhunters, etc.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market