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Executive Recruiter

An executive search consulting company can be a low-maintenance, and lucrative, start-up.

This story appears in the June 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Part of an executive search consultant's job is to find prospects who are happy employees simply looking to further their careers. But maybe if those on the happy list knew more about the jobs of these "headhunters," they would consider dumping their gigs for theirs.

That is, if this type of career sounds good: working out of your home, setting your own hours, being your own boss with practically no overhead or start-up costs, helping others become more successful, and enjoying a cozy starting salary of more than $100,000 a year. Appealing? Nah.

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