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headhunt

Pronunciation: /ˈhedhʌnt/

Translation of headhunt in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [ buscar ejecutivos o personal especializado ]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • ofrecerle* un puesto a he was headhunted by an advertising firm una empresa publicitaria le ofreció un puesto
    Example sentences
    • Successful graduates are all now in full-time employment, some with their sponsor companies, while many were also headhunted into more lucrative positions.
    • Between 1997 and 2001, at least a dozen professorial level scholars of Asia were headhunted for strategic jobs elsewhere.
    • Schools are also being encouraged to link up with one or another corporation, teaching a suitably modified curriculum and giving the sponsoring businesses a chance to headhunt the more gifted pupils.

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