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The best headhunters in NYC

If you need to find work but don’t have the time, these headhunters in NYC can get the job done fast

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Looking for employment is stressful, but fortunately, there are ways to make the process smoother: headhunters! NYC has some of the very best, and despite the scary-sounding name, these folks are on your side. Hell, a headhunter may be the nudge you need to get back to work. Whether you’re getting back on your feet at one of the many temp agencies in Gotham, or if you’re a recent graduate trying to land your dream job, these headhunters are experts in various fields. Who knows, soon you could be one of these young New Yorkers who break the millennial stereotype. During your free time (y’know, between working and looking for jobs), take advantage of the best classes in NYC to further bolster your career. These courses and workshops are just a few of the best things to do in NYC.

Best headhunters in NYC

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Betts Recruiting

Betts Recruiting

The specialty of this sleek firm is “revenue-generating talent,” otherwise known as “sales.” To get a sense of their vibe, check out the snarky video content that lives under their about-me tab—in the generally stiff, sterile world of job interviews, it’s pretty refreshing (and kind of funny). 270 Lafayette; 212-223-9054, bettsrecruiting.com

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The Creative Group

The Creative Group

This organization is a division of the Robert Half Company, the world’s first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm. The group posts jobs from all over the country, but NYC is among the more generative areas it covers. Hit up these folks if you’re trying to get a job in advertising, PR, or marketing—the positions they look to fill run the gamut from big legacy agency to hip new boutique. 125 Park Ave; 212-687-3800, roberthalf.com/creativegroup

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KAS Placement

KAS Placement

Here are the coast-to-coast kingmakers of the sales/marketing realm. This company is a bit over ten years old now, and claims to have more than 3 million sales applicants on deck—which is almost 1 percent of all Americans. If crowds have wisdom, walk this way when looking to get a sales job. 305 East 86th St; 212-348-7670, kasplacement.com

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On-Ramps

On-Ramps

These socially conscious gig gurus (their site says they care about their talent, and also social change) cast a wide net—but a lot of their leads seems to be for upper-level positions. Whether their self-espoused progressivism seems a little wonky (or apropos of nothing), they do get results. In a recent survey, 9 out of 10 of their clients had favorable things to say. 30 W 26th St; 212-924-3434, on-ramps.com

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SG Partners

SG Partners

Do you like turning money into more money? (Teach us how!) Give these guys a ring if you’re a finance honcho looking for a new spot to hang your hat—their areas of expertise are hedge funds, private equity firms, and investment banks. 16 E 52nd St; 212-922-9544, sgpartners.com

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Sam & Lori

Sam & Lori

The specialty of this boutique-y recruitment firm is placing talent (that’s you) into jobs within the advertising, branding and digital design industries. If you’re looking to realize your Don Draper dreams, reach out to these guys, all of whom are unspeakably cool, and have deep hooks in the advertising business. 589 8th Ave; 646-486-0303, samlori.com

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Career Group

Career Group

If you’re a struggling stand-up comic looking for material, or otherwise in need of ethereal employment, this is the temp agency for you. On the real, there’s plenty of good reasons to get a temp jobs—like if you’re figuring yourself out à la Lena Dunham, or if you’re a recent graduate, or just looking for a shoe-in somewhere solid (temps often get brought on full-time when they do good work). When it comes to temp work, these guys are the best in breed. 1212 Ave of the Americas; 212-750-8188, careergroupinc.com

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Timur S
Timur S

I am a 27 year old professional. I had graduated (2012) with my masters in Applied informatics (in Finance) Russia. I have 3 years network experience. Right now I'm studying to get the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification in the Technical Institute of America. I am a very hard worker and take on new tasks very easily. I am fluent in Russian, Mongolian and proficient English.  My diverse work experience, gained working in different countries, has led me to develop a strong professional communication skills and I get along with everyone. I always finish the job I take on and I am willing to due whatever it takes to complete it.

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jay c

I graduated with a bachelors degree in economics with a concentration in computer science. I am looking for accounting/finance related jobs. Please email me at jaychoe316@gmail.com to talk more about the opportunities.

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Euk K
Euk K

My name is Euk Kwon. I'm a licensed Architect in the State of York. I've had exciting careers with Pei Cobb Freed and Partners and Bloomberg LP. I bridge creative and business worlds of innovation, trending, workplace strategies and design, creating new paradigms and typologies of mass collaboration embedded in technology, creativity and thinking outside the box. I have degrees from UC Berkeley, Columbia University and currently pursuing MBA at Cornell University. I'm seeking exciting opportunities in the world of business and creativity. Please contact me at eukkwon@gmail.com for shared aspirations to make this world a better place and along the way create exciting products, spaces, business model and profit.

Nastasiya S
Nastasiya S

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Bruno Genzano
Bruno Genzano

I am a highly dedicated and reliable 24-year-old male with multiple years of sales experience looking for an employment opportunity in the Manhattan area. In addition, I am fluent in both Spanish and English and have worked in various positions within the Hospitality industry. My diverse work experience, gained working in different countries, has led me to develop a strong passion for sales and customer service. My resume can be found online at http://www.doyoubuzz.com/bruno-genzano_1 and if interested please e-mail me at bcgenzano@gmail.com. I have found this post helpful and I will definitely contact a few of them.

Kenneth Coleman
Kenneth Coleman

I am a 31 year old professional. I have recently graduated with my bachelors in Business Accounting. I have over 10 years banking experience. I have also been in customer service/ retail for over 15 years. I am a very hard worker and take on new tasks very easily. Perhaps it's due to my experience in customer service, but I get along with everyone. I always finish the job I take on and I am willing to due whatever it takes to complete it. I am fun to work with and know when to be serious. I would be more than happy to provide my resume. If interested please e-mail me at kcoleman0882@gmail.com.

Konstantinos Valsamakis
Konstantinos Valsamakis

I am a 35 year old Greek, with a bachelor in Marketing and a Master in Business Administration, both from Athens University of Economics and Business, in Greece. I have extensive experience in the automotive industry and in the telecommunication industry, working for multinational companies, from managerial positions of increasing responsibilities. I have excellent communication, negotiation, organization, presentation, leadership and pc skills and I speak fluently English and Greek plus some French. I am looking for a job opportunity in New York City, where I currently reside, in the corporate world. If anybody is interested, please contact me at kvalsamakis@yahoo.com, and I will send you my resume.

Hans Hartman
Hans Hartman

I am a Film, Television and Media Producer with more than 20 years in the industry. I have won national awards, produced pilots, feature films and commercials as well as industrial videos for major clients. I am looking to get back into the Corporate world and am looking to bring my years of experience to a company that will embrace what I am offering. I love to travel and am happy to relocate to almost anywhere in the USA and certain foreign locations. - Please contact me at HansHartman@me.com if interested. I will forward my CV and examples of some of my work.

JORGE SIERRA GALINDO
JORGE SIERRA GALINDO

I am a 33 year old Mexican lawyer with an international MBA (from ROUEN Business School in France) and a Leadership Diploma from Harvard University. I am fluent in Spanish, English and French, and currently looking for a job with an international company. I have eight years of experience working for the Federal Government here in Mexico. I am constantly striving for new goals and achievements. Traveling is a delight. I have visited more than 60 cities in over 25 countries. I have resided in Mexico, France and the US. If interested, please contact me at jorgesiga@hotmail.com

Lorson Southwell
Lorson Southwell

My name is Lorson Southwell and I am looking for a new employment opportunity in the financial industry with emphasis on Variable Life Insurance and Variable and Fixed Annuity products. I have 15 years experience in this field with a FINRA Series 6 license. I have excellent Project Management and Customer Relations skills. Please feel free to contact me and we can discuss how my extensive experience and knowledge can be leveraged to meet your organizational needs. Thank you.

Brian Cohen
Brian Cohen

My name is Brian Cohen and I am looking for a job. I am currently unemployed and have experience in the banking world for the past 5 years. I been a assistant head teller and lead teller in my last 2 places of employment which I worked my way up to. I am a hard worker who is looking for a better opportunity. If interested please feel free to contact me.

Nancy Barbosa
Nancy Barbosa

Very nice article and helpful for those seeking employment in diverse industries. Congrats to Maximum for being recognized as a top HR search firm.

Diana Kaye
Diana Kaye

Greetings. I live and am currently employed here in NYC. I have a unique background in marketing and events on the field side and am looking to spread my wings in a more creative direction. I've been told I'm a "think tank" in addition to being able to make magic happen from concept to load-out. I love life, make music... and make a difference on any team I'm a part of. Please take a look at my resume so that we can collectively find me something exciting starting in 2014. I await your call. FYI: This post was very helpful. I am going to contact one of the listed parties. Thanks. Hope everyone had a fab Labor Day weekend. Cheers.

MATTEO CHISTE'
MATTEO CHISTE'

Good evening! I write from Italy where I live and I work for a Bank. I would like to live in New York City and for this reason I ask you, how could I to find a job for a bank in New York? Is it possible? thanks, bye, mc

Babla Seeth
Babla Seeth

I am an American citizen and a grad from Parsons school of design and FIT NY..I have over 25 years of experience in garment production overseas i.e,Bangladesh,Sri lanka,India,China,Nepal and Dubai..I am the right candidate for any major company that may want to source out of any of these countries and is looking for a top level production director. I am willing to relocate and live overseas if required..I have great contacts with factories in Bangladesh,India and Sri lanka. and.have exported in the very large numbers to Walmart,Sears,JCP..and other retailers... I have run a buying office in Bangladesh with over 50 employees working under me and have exported an average of 10 million dollars each year......I have a strong knowledge in garment construction,markers,patterns,costing,AQL systems, shipping,documentation....I have travelled extensively to buy fabrics and trims to HK,China,Thailand, India n Indonesia...I am looking for a job as an overseas prod chief to co-ordinate production for a large size company

Howard Cade
Howard Cade

I hold a BS in Electronic Engineering Technology and am seeking an Electronic technician position in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. I am willing to travel throughout the United States, and am available immediately. References available upon request.

Fred
Fred

If any recruiters (internal company recruiters or recruiters at staffing agency) in NYC are interested in being Beta users for a free live interview and scheduling tool please contact me. Fred@pathtale.com

Allison Mae Zalezsak
Allison Mae Zalezsak

I am actively looking for a career move into Executive Event Management in NY City. I have extensive experience in multiple industries including Healthcare and Hospitality. I am currently employed and need some help finding the right fit for me. Please contact me if you have any opportunities that match what I am looking for! Allison Mae Zalezsak alleymaewebb@yahoo.com

Maria Victoria Bobila
Maria Victoria Bobila

I am looking for a job in a pharmaceutical research company. I am a graduate of Doctor of Medicine and with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. I also have several years of experience in the pharmaceutical research industry. I am presently underpaid in my present job and I would be interested to go somewhere where they would value my experience and hard work. Please contact me for all other requirements.

Maria Victoria Bobila
Maria Victoria Bobila

I am looking for a job in a pharmaceutical research company. I am a graduate of Doctor of Medicine and with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. I also have several years of experience in the pharmaceutical research industry. I am presently underpaid in my present job and I would be interested to go somewhere where they would value my experience and hard work. Please contact me for all other requirements.

Maria Victoria Bobila
Maria Victoria Bobila

I am looking for a job in a pharmaceutical research company. I am a graduate of Doctor of Medicine and with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. I also have several years of experience in the pharmaceutical research industry. I am presently underpaid in my present job and I would be interested to go somewhere where they would value my experience and hard work. Please contact me for all other requirements.

Maria Victoria Bobila
Maria Victoria Bobila

I am looking for a job in a pharmaceutical research company. I am a graduate of Doctor of Medicine and with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. I also have several years of experience in the pharmaceutical research industry. I am presently underpaid in my present job and I would be interested to go somewhere where they would value my experience and hard work. Please contact me for all other requirements.

Maria Victoria Bobila
Maria Victoria Bobila

I am looking for a job in a pharmaceutical research company. I am a graduate of Doctor of Medicine and with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. I also have several years of experience in the pharmaceutical research industry. I am presently underpaid in my present job and I would be interested to go somewhere where they would value my experience and hard work. Please contact me for all other requirements.

Anony
Anony

I am currently a Web Administrator (Marketing Department) for a fairly big and popular company. I have a Bachelor degree in IT (Design). I have 5 years experience and have been at my current job for 3 years playing the role of E-Commerce Marketing Manager/ Web Designer/ Project Manager.. etc..among other roles. I'm basically getting under paid for all that I do and I'm looking for a company that will value my experience and hard work. Can you please contact me with further information.

Matthew Browne
Matthew Browne

I'm a medical sales rep in South Africa, with 2 University qualifications ( Bachelors and Post-Grad), no criminal record, a German Passport and a desire to work in the USA and raise a family there. I need info, please, on how best to do this and if anyone knows a Company looking to hire Saffas? Looking forward to the response. Matt

Kevin
Kevin

I worked with Odyssey Search Partners among many others. They stood out as the most knowledgeable and went above and beyond in helping me find my next dream job on the buy side. My recruiter over there was Anthony Carlow and over the course of working with him for several months I now consider him a friend. He always put my career over his own incentives.

Mario Tutoli
Mario Tutoli

I am looking for a Janitorial Manager Positions. Can you HELP. Thank You

Daphne
Daphne

Best Headhunters

michel
michel

hello.i have a usa visa b1/b2.i am looking for a job in a store in n. york citie, because i know that many ,many brazilians tourist going to n.y to buy a lot. now i woul.d like to be a salesman ,i the best. i am 52 years old ,my son lives in austria and my wife is own her business.and i have impove my english too.you perceive ....i can work in american store that have another stores in brazil.think about .i propouse win only percent not salary ,but i need only a small an apartment like flat with bath ,toillet, small kitchen ,wardrope. this is a good again propose for you ,and i like the frozen weather.i juswish too,i lived in israel ,in viena and i know many countries. now i am not open business here in brazil.i need another challenger.i houpe that this letter is read with attention ok it,s .thanks a lot .best regards

Jennifer
Jennifer

What about Open Systems Technologies for an IT staffing firm in New York? They always find me great work, and have a great client pool!

Kelley Bengston
Kelley Bengston

I am looking for employment for Social Services such as a Case Worker or Case Aid. I have a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and currently live in Connecticut, however I have always wanted to work and live in New York City. Does anyone from this website have a suggestion for a good headhunter for that professional sector? Thanks

Joe DiPerna
Joe DiPerna

I am looking for a career change into the sports marketing/management field. If there is any advice or insight anyone could give me as to who I should speak with or if there are recruiters that handle that field, it would be much appreciated. Thanks

Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen

I had a very positive experience with The John Michael Group as well. They placed me and then I used them to hire an Accounting Manager that I am very happy with.

Joanne Cien
Joanne Cien

I have had an excellent experience with The John Michael Group. They treated me professionally, were very thorough in preparing me for my interview and helped me land the job. I highly recommend them!! Their focus is Accounting, Finance and Human Resources.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sam and Lori was the worst recruiting agency I've ever worked with. The service they provide is truly incompetent and parasitic. They treat talented creatives with no respect (whose skills they live off of) and deliver unsatisfactory service to the agencies. Middlemen like these should be obsolete in our industry.

Martino Perez
Martino Perez

For Public Relations, Investor Relations and Business communication jobs, also check out www.charet.com

Anonymous
Anonymous

www.Emergingglobe.com Emerging market recruiters - best in the biz

Anonymous
Anonymous

to anonymous who has been in the advertising industry for 8 years and never heard of Sam and Lori or GK...you are out of touch. I've heard of both and they are top notch recruitment offices.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Huxley is one of the worst head-hunting agencies, it does have outreach still (though not very deep), but its workers are unethical... beware...

Jessica
Jessica

Green Key Resources seem to have a lot of openings. They helped me to find an entry level HR job but I know that they do a lot of administrative and finance jobs too.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Huxley Associates is by far the best.... have had terrible expereinces with some of the others in finance.

Stats
Stats

You research an opinion by checking what was stated in that opinion or in this case contact the clients and the company to get the gist of the company to see if its the best in their field.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I work in the fashion industry, and have never heard of the search firms mentioned. However I would highly recommend The Melanie Andersen Agency, I have had great experiences with them each time I have worked with Melanie and her team, and they seem to work with all of the best fashion and beauty companies in the city.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I'm curious how you determined who was the best in each category? I have been in the NY advertising industry for 8 years, and I have never heard of either recruiting company.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Went to Luxe Ave, as a warning they are very rude & the gentleman there is not very professional. They are not helpful at all. Nor do they keep your job hunt confidential to your current employer. BEWARE!!!!