Your guide to become a Headhunter in Malaysia

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RM 3,000 - 4,000

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Who is a Headhunter?

A Headhunter or Recruiter is a person who has the skills and talents to search or source candidates for senior, executive or other highly specialised positions in an organisation. It’s their job to make sure other people get jobs that are suitable for the

Do you think you’re a good judge of character? Can you read people like an open book? If you’re someone who loves working with people and helping them get where they want to be, then a Headhunter is the career for you! You get to build long-term relationships with people, feel the satisfaction of getting someone their dream job, and help them live their full potential. Technically, you are the middle person helping companies find the right people for their vacant positions, so it...

Do you think you’re a good judge of character? Can you read people like an open book? If you’re someone who loves working with people and helping them get where they want to be, then a Headhunter is the career for you! You get to build long-term relationships with people, feel the satisfaction of getting someone their dream job, and help them live their full potential. Technically, you are the middle person helping companies find the right people for their vacant positions, so it’s a win-win situation that you’re helping to set up.

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The pros and cons of being a Headhunter:

Pros

You won’t easily get bored as you get to work with various industries

Potential to earn a lot of money with time and setting

Low entry level

Cons

Salary can be inconsistent

Extensive travel required to meet potential recruits at job fairs and colleges

What are all the responsibilities of a Headhunter ?

Work with Hiring Managers of a company to determine the staff needed

Screen resumes of potential staff or employees

Assess interviewees

Perform background checks on interviewees

Make recommendations to Hiring Managers

Ensure the staffing goals of a company are achieved

Present employer information and benefits to interviewees

Keep track of a company’s organisational structure

Conduct exit interviews

What skills do you need to become a Headhunter?

Good communication and listening skills

Usually the HR Manager of the company will be the one interviewing the candidate but in some cases, you might have to do the interview yourself. As such, you need to have good communication and listening skills because you will have to be able to explain the job in a clear and concise way, not withholding back any hidden drawbacks of the job description. A Headhunter will also need to convey the right information across so the person understands what he’s in for.

Administrative skills

Headhunters will need to have good organisational skills and time management as they have to handle administrative work such as paperwork, liaise with different companies and arrange interviews for potential candidates.

Critical thinking skills

You need to be strategic when scouting for potential candidates, not taking them in by the numbers but lack quality. Your critical thinking skills will come in handy when screening and reviewing potential candidates through their profiles to match the available position by the company. Besides that, you will be able to gauge what kind of person the candidates are just by interpreting their body language. You will be able to pick up the person’s vibe if they will be suitable for a certain position.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Headhunter?

What are the requirements to be a Headhunter?

To be a Headhunter, you do not need fancy qualification. A decent Bachelor’s Degree in management is able to increase your chances of obtaining this job.

What are the working hours of a Headhunter?

The working hours of a Headhunter varies with each project or potential candidate they take on. They will also have to accompany the candidates for the interview and possibly share some tips on how to score the job.

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