In a different place and time, headhunters were to be feared and generally avoided, unless you wanted your head to end up decorating a stick. In today’s world, headhunters – or recruiters, as they preferred to be called – can be useful allies for job-seekers.

As in every field, headhunters come in all shapes and sizes when it comes to quality. Because the recruiting industry is unregulated, anyone with a decent network of business contacts can set up shop as what one recruiter referred to as a “resum