Post inspired by Francois Francois Guay's blog post on RBC - on September 27, 2011 :
Here's a close resemblance of what an OLD WEST (United States) BOUNTY HUNTER would look like...a bit more modernized but it works.
Bounty Hunters of old pursued and captured, or killed, their search targets in agreement with Wanted Posters that decreed: WANTED: Dead or Alive on certain individuals who were crossways with the law of the land.
Today's bounty hunters operate in similar fashion and will apply deadly force if needed to apprehend their subject of a search.
What Bounty Hunters and Recruiters have in common is their mission to locate the right individual(s) for their search focus. Bounty Hunters have one advantage--they know exactly who they're after. Recruiters/Headhunters, on the other hand, don’t have the luxury but they do know what and who they're looking for based on the information they can glean from their client.
Their Recruiter’s search is more of an open-ended challenge--which is to find the right fitting candidate for a very specific job opening with particular client.
Can you think of any other similarities or differences between a Bounty Hunter and a Recruiter? Who Has the More Difficult Search Task?