Yes being a “Headhunter” is all sunshine and ponies, cheeseburgers fries with gravy? With a chocolate milkshake perhaps?
A lot of people we need to be in contact with are busy during the day (duh) so we have to give them a call at night when they can speak freely. Strike up the right relationship with a candidate on the move can be golden.
Back in the day hanging at 1240 Bay st “Systems Information Group” we had to stay at night to “map” out the target companies so the next day we knew where all the high hanging fruit was, what extensions they might be hiding at. Was like the dark ages NO INTERNET.
I’m very fortunate I learned how to hone my craft this way a “Headhunter” vs. “Webhunter”
I have or had an appointment to call Lee at 7:00 pm which I just did. A nice lady answered the phone I introduced myself and asked for Lee. She said “who is this?” again I said Maurice from SCG I have an appointment to speak with Lee at 7:00. “May I let him know what the call is about?”
Here we go!!! “Well ma’am I’m a recruiter working on a role, Lee couldn’t speak confidentially today so he gave me this number and asked me to call at 7:00 can I speak with him please?”
Wait.. wait for it! “Lee is happy at his present job thank you and good bye” CLICK .Sunshine and ponies indeed.