The first thing this word brings to my mind is a tribe of cannibals in a
jungle someplace dining on neighbors and any unsuspecting strangers that
happen by. Would you believe that in today’s world when people talk
about headhunters they actually mean that they recruit personnel to fill
One example of modern headhunters
is A.E. Feldman Associates, Inc. They find people to fill upper level
management positions for fortune 500 companies, helping them find the
best people for their top positions. They’ve been doing it since 1967
and have built something of a reputation over the last thirty years and
I wouldn’t be surprised if they weren’t on the fortune 500 themselves
(no, I’m not going to look it up.). That’s a long stretch from the group
of jungle savages the term used to refer to.
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