My Headhunter Is Competing With Me!
Ask The Headhunter, August 19th, 2019
September 1, 2019,
Volume 257, Issue 4

In the August 20, 2019 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter a reader is confused about how a headhunter operates.


"Is it an ethical or typical practice that a recruiting agency submits more than one person for the same position? A headhunter contacted me about a management role in information security. I went in for the interview first, and while following up with the headhunter afterwards I did a bit of a brain dump about the way it went and what their personalities were like. As I was telling the recruiter my experience, I heard her clicking away at the keyboard and instantly I was thinking who is helping whom? So I asked, are you submitting someone else, and she said yes, the agency was, but she was not personally. The information I shared was used to help the next person they sent to interview after me.

It seems there is a conflict of interest and cannibalization when you send two people for the same position..."

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