Head Hunters

The Making of Jazz's First Platinum Album

Author: Steven F. Pond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472034482

Category: Music

Page: 264

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The story of one of the most influential and controversial jazz recordings of the twentieth century


Matchmaking in the Labor Market

Author: William Finlay,James E. Coverdill

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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Headhunters—third-party agents paid a fee by companies for locating job candidates—perform a unique sales role. The product they sell is people, matching candidates with jobs and companies with candidates. Headhunters affect the professional lives of thousands of employees every day, and their work has a profound, though hidden, effect on the employment picture in the United States. William Finlay and James E. Coverdill draw on interviews with and observations of headhunters and on analysis of headhunting training seminars, lectures, industry newsletters, and a mail survey of headhunting firms. The result is a frank and sometimes unsettling portrait of the aims, attitudes, and tactics of practitioners. The payment of fees has shifted from candidates to employers, and recruiters now find people to fit jobs rather than the other way around. Finlay and Coverdill address what they feel is a serious lack of research about the work headhunters do and how they do it. Their book is built around three major questions: What advantages do employers derive from using third-party agents to handle candidate search and recruitment? How are headhunters able to accomplish the double sale ("selling" candidates to employers and employers to candidates)? What criteria do headhunters use for selecting candidates? In the process, Finlay and Coverdill link their findings to larger issues of institutional and historical context, revealing the economic and political reasons clients use headhunters, demonstrating how headhunters manipulate clients and candidates, and assessing the impact of headhunters' actions on hiring decisions.


Author: Jo Nesbo

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0307948692

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN THE U.S. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM MAGNOLIA PICTURES. Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II—and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft. But when he breaks into Greve’s apartment, he finds more than just the painting. And Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown. BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jo Nesbø's The Redeemer.


Author: John King

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629633216

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Headhunters is the story of five friends. Carter USM is a live wire who lives on the edge and tries not to think too much; Mango can't stop thinking, has made money but is weighed down by family tragedy; Harry is a beer-lover and dreamer; Balti his drinking partner, out of work and hoping for a fresh start; while Will is the quiet romantic, a voice of reason as the lives of the others become increasingly chaotic. Headhunters is also a story of London. The novel is rooted in its streets, workplaces, pubs and music, but a parallel society exists, where the planet's wealthy are able to buy and sell whatever they like. This is a world from which the Londoners of this novel are excluded, resentment too often directed against their own kind. The Unity is the boys' local pub and it is here that they form a tongue-in-cheek Sex Division to celebrate a new year. Based on the idea of a football league, the most Woman can offer Man is four points—unless she leaves her handbag unattended. Recognition of the affinities between the sexes soon becomes clear. Background is more important than gender. Headhunters mixes humor and longing as the real feelings of these men break through. A missing brother, prophetic visions, genuine romance and a tit-for-tat confrontation draw the characters out into the open—revealing the individuals behind the words and their craving for respect. Events run out of control, but several happy endings seem possible.


Author: Jules Bass

Publisher: Jove Publications

ISBN: 9780515131338

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Four ordinary New Jersey women--a lawyer, a nurse, an Avon Lady, and a modeling agent--head to Monte Carlo posing as wealthy women, only to discover that they have attracted the interest of four charming men who may also be enjoying a masquerade.


The Pioneers of Neuroscience

Author: Ben Shephard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099565730

Category: History

Page: 323

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How did the human brain evolve? Why did it evolve as it did? What is manâe(tm)s place in evolution? In the final decades of the nineteenth century, these questions began to occupy scientists. With Darwinâe(tm)s theory of evolution now accepted, modern neuroscience began. Headhunters traces the intellectual journey of four men who met at Cambridge in the 1890s and whose lives interlinked for the next three decades âe" William Rivers, Grafton Elliot Smith, Charles Myers and William McDougall. It follows their voyages of discovery, taking the reader from anthropological field studies in Melanesia and archaeological excavations in Egypt to the psychiatric wards of the First World War. Their work ranged across fields that today carry a variety of labels âe" neurology, psychology, psychiatry, zoology âe" but which for these men formed part of the same enquiry: the search for a science of the mind. A narrative-driven work of intellectual history and a compelling biographical study, Headhunters explores the big ideas about the brain, the nervous system and manâe(tm)s place in history. In the process the book reveals how science actually works âe" the passions, the irrational flashes, the moments of insight; the big ideas that work âe" and the big ideas that turn out to be wrong. Acclaimed historian Ben Shephard takes the reader on an extraordinary intellectual journey âe" and arrives at some very modern destinations.

The Headhunters

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569474907

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Chichester CID inspector Henrietta "Hen" Mallin investigates a series of deaths by drowning that may be the work of an ex-con with a suspicious past.


Author: Timothy Findley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006485322

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

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Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Unputdownable


Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 321

Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box. But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in. Milton is in the Australian outback with an old friend and his flirtatious kid sister, looking for a summer's peace to put his troubled mind to rest. But Bachman has other plans. He thinks that Milton killed his wife, and now he wants revenge. From Australia to Israel, from Hong Kong to Croatia, here is the conclusion of this brutal chapter in Milton's life. The two headhunters are on a collision course, and only one of them will walk away. Don't start this audiobook in bed - you will lose sleep.

Among the Headhunters

An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle

Author: Robert Lyman

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030682468X

Category: History

Page: 304

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Flying the notorious 'hump route' between India and China in 1943, a twin- engine plane suffered mechanical failure and crashed in a dense mountain jungle. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative, and General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the twenty-one people aboard the aircraft survived—but they fell from the frying pan into the fire. They landed in wild countryside dominated by the Nagas, notorious headhunters who routinely practiced slavery and human sacrifice. Japanese soldiers lay close by, too, with their own brand of hatred for Americans. Among the Headhunters is the first account of this incredible story.

Headhunters on My Doorstep

A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

Author: J. Maarten Troost

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5126

Follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson with J. Maarten Troost, the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals. Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir. Headhunters on My Doorstep chronicles Troost’s return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism left him numb to life. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, Troost follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Kiribati, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another. Headhunters on My Doorstep is a funny yet poignant account of one man’s journey to find himself that will captivate travel writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson fans, and anyone who has ever lost his way.

Headhunters and How to Use Them

A Guide for Organisations and Individuals

Author: Nancy Garrison Jenn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781861977342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4770

When firms need to fill management positions, when experienced managers want a new challenge, or when MBA graduates are looking for their first senior management role, they often turn to headhunters or, more formally, executive search consultants. This guide provides a clear overview of the executive search market, with specific guidelines on using headhunters effectively, both for individuals looking for a job and organizations looking to fill a role. Headhunters offers advice on what’s important in the selection of an executive search firm and provides invaluable networking tips on getting the best search consultants interested in you as a candidate. With the global job market more uncertain than ever, the need for quality career guidance has grown considerably. This new addition to The Economist series helps fill the void for all those looking for a new job—or a new employee.

Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters

An Eccentric Englishwoman and Her Lost Kingdom

Author: Philip Eade

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250045908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF SYLVIA BROOKE, THE LAST WHITE RULER OF THE JUNGLE KINGDOM OF BORNEO Sylvia Brooke was one of the more exotic and outrageous figures of the twentieth century. Otherwise known as the Ranee of Sarawak, she was the wife of Sir Vyner Brooke, the last White Rajah, whose family had ruled the jungle kingdom of Sarawak on Borneo for three generations. They had their own flag, revenue, postage stamps, and money, as well as the power of life and death over their subjects—Malays, Chinese, and headhunting Dyak tribesmen. The regime of the White Rajahs was long romanticized, but by the 1930s, their power and prestige were crumbling. At the center of Sarawak's decadence was Sylvia, author of eleven books, mother to three daughters, an extravagantly dressed socialite whose behavior often offended and usually defied social convention. Sylvia did her best to manipulate the line of succession in favor of her daughters, but by 1946, Japan had invaded Sarawak, sending Sylvia and her husband into exile, ending one of the more unusual chapters of British colonial rule. Philip Eade's Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters is a fascinating look at the wild and debauched world of a woman desperate to maintain the last remains of power in an exotic and dying kingdom.

The Headhunters

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592125700

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Tom Christian is on the trail of revenge and a fortune in gold. Square-jawed and rugged, Tom is headed deep into the jungles of the Solomon Islands to find Punjo Charlie—the ruthless criminal who killed his partner. But these jungles are thick with danger ... as greed, temptation and sudden violence threaten to draw Tom into the heart of darkness. There’s a pile of gold.... There’s a beautiful blonde.... And there’s a bloodthirsty tribe of headhunters who have fallen under the spell of Punjo Charlie. The trap has been set. The question is: will Tom fall into it? Will he lose his way and lose his head ... or will he get his revenge, get the gold and get the girl? The answer lies buried in the rain forest ... and in Tom’s heart. And as he’s about to discover, there’s only one way out of the jungle: all-out war. “If you enjoy tales of adventure in exotic locations with lots of action you should definitely check out The Headhunters.” —Taylor Kent

The Head Hunters of Borneo

A Narrative of Travel Up the Mahakkam and Down the Barito; Also, Journeyings in Sumatra

Author: Carl Bock

Publisher: N.A


Category: Borneo

Page: 344

View: 7990

The author's travels through Borneo and Sumatra.

Headhunters Revealed

Career Secrets for Choosing & Using Professional Recruiters

Author: Darrell W. Gurney

Publisher: Hunter Arts Pub

ISBN: 9780967422909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 7344

This empowering, witty guidebook demystifies the world of executive search and exposes the inside workings of the recruiting industry so job seekers can reap the greatest rewards from this viable avenue of career transition. Includes designing a resume for computerized databases, how to play placement politics, how to tell the bad guys from the good guys, and more.

The Airmen and the Headhunters

A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II

Author: Judith M. Heimann

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547416069

Category: History

Page: 304

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A true story of downed B-24s in Japanese-occupied Borneo and a native tribe that “makes us—like the airmen—rethink our definitions of civilized and savage” (Entertainment Weekly). November 1944: Their B-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes—only to be met by loincloth-wearing natives silently materializing out of the mountainous jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home in a desperate game of hide-and-seek? A cinematic survival story featuring a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is also a gripping tale of wartime heroism unlike any other you have read.

The Konyaks

Last of the Tattooed Headhunters

Author: Phejin Konyak,Peter Bos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789351941125

Category: Photography

Page: 200

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- The first time such intensive research and documentation on Konyak tattoo art has been undertaken - An overall view of the Konyak people, their society, way of life and the culture in detail The Konyaks - a once fearsome headhunting tribe in Nagaland on the border of Myanmar in northeast India - are well known for their iconic body and facial tattoos, originally earned for taking an enemy's head. This book - over four years in the making - is the personal journey of a Konyak woman who retraces the steps of her grandfather and great-grandfather by documenting her tribe's tattooing practices. She explores the Konyak's concept of beautification of the body using it as a canvas for art, with inscriptions marked on the skin as a form of rite of passage and cycle of life. With elegant and powerful portraits of elders, both men and women, this book preserves the unique but vanishing practices of the culture, together with tattoo patterns, their meanings, and the oral traditions attached to them in folktales, songs, poems and sayings. It includes descriptions and information on headhunting and tattooing practices; reasons behind them; techniques used; tattoo artists; different tattoo groups; types of tattoos; and personal stories. Contents: The Konyaks; Headhunting; Traditional Tattooing Art; Tattoo Artist; Face Tattoo Group SHEN-TU; Body Tattoo Group TANGTA-TU; Nose Tattoo Group KONG-TU; The Last of the Tattooed Headhunters; Glossary.

Head Hunters

Author: Robert McKinnon

Publisher: Seven Hills Books


Category: Employees

Page: 172

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