If you decide to meet with a headhunter and hear more about the job offer, you can be sure that it will remain between the two of you. The headhunter avoids revealing any confidential information.
What does it mean?
In headhunting, it is not yourself who actively sends an application related to a job opening. The headhunter will contact you if they find you interesting for a specific position.
The headhunter is able to contact a candidate even though the candidate is not looking to change job. Perhaps they want to know more about your competencies. A reason for this could be to find out if you are suitable, for a specific role or to know if you want to change job.
If you have been talking with a headhunter, it is often possible for you to upload your CV to their database. As a result, if they find another position that could be interesting for you, they will contact you again.
How will the headhunter notice me?
Visibility is crucial for whether a headhunter will find you. There are several things you can do to get visible.
LinkedIn is a channel that many use to find qualified candidates for a specific position. If you have a LinkedIn profile, it is important that you have updated your work experience, education and skillset. For example, it is good for visibility if you are making LinkedIn posts and commenting on other people’s activities.
Some recruitment agencies, have the option of putting your resume in their database. But it is far from all headhunters that you can find yourself. Often this is only possible if they have already contacted you themselves.