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Who Uses Headhunting Services?

Here's an in-depth look at the industries we serve here at Somewhere.
A headhunter agency like Somewhere uses talent scouts to find, screen, and vet candidates on behalf of our clients. We take the guesswork out of the whole hiring process by doing the most time-consuming tasks for them.

If you’ve never used a headhunter agency before, you might be wondering: who exactly are these clients? What industries benefit most from headhunting services?

Wonder no more — here’s a quick look at the industries we serve and the roles we’ve hired for them over the past couple of years:

Real estate

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The real estate industry is fast-paced and super competitive. On top of organizing listings and staying ahead of market trends, real estate professionals have to cater to each client’s individual needs. To thrive in this space, real estate companies need reliable staff who can help them manage daily operations, field customer service questions, and keep leads coming.

Here at Somewhere we cater to various real estate industry players — from realtors to investment firms to self-storage companies and developers. Their staffing and delegation needs depend on the type of business, but in general, we help them hire:

Admin staff

Admin staff helps real estate businesses do clerical tasks like file organization, inbox management, and data entry. We’ve also hired executive assistants who help real estate business owners stay on top of personal tasks.

Customer service representatives

Customer service reps help answer customer inquiries on the phone, through email, or on chat. Thanks to its robust BPO industry, the Philippines is a great place to hire customer service reps who can communicate well in English and are well-versed in the real estate industry.

Marketing and lead gen

From social media managers to content creators, our clients have made lots of marketing hires through our service. The Philippines’ talent pool is rich with digital marketers who know their way around tasks like email marketing, social media, and lead generation.

Finance and accounting staff

These usually include financial analysts, accountants, and bookkeepers, but we’ve also hired controllers who oversee operations and finances at a higher level.

Property managers

Yep, it's possible to hire a remote property manager from the Philippines. These individuals help our clients by looking after properties and long-term rentals, administering invoices, and overseeing the compliance of tenants, contractors, and landlords.

Marketing and advertising

When you’re a marketing or advertising agency, nothing sucks more than not being able to execute your ideas. This is where our hires come in — they help our clients do the leg work by:

With these tasks out of the way, marketing and advertising agency owners can focus on growing their businesses and building strong relationships with new and existing clients.

One of the best things about using a headhunter agency to hire staff is that you’re able to integrate them into your company. You don’t need to go through a staffing agency to delegate tasks. Instead, you’ll be able to manage them directly — you can match your schedules for efficient collaboration, for example. Unlike freelancers, in-house staff can also focus on helping you grow your business and deliver high-quality work for clients.

Business consultancy

A testimonial from Andrew Wilkinson, Managing Partner at Tiny: "We've always wanted to hire globally but have struggled to find great candidates. That all changed when we started working with Somewhere."

We also work with a lot of business consultancy firms, mostly in the investment space. These companies use our service to find reliable staff for tasks like:

What’s interesting about this industry is that they also outsource leadership roles like operations and recruitment to overseas Filipino talent. We’ve hired talent who can oversee day-to-day operations, manage staff, and take ownership of their recruitment processes.

This goes to show that Filipino remote staff aren’t just excellent at admin tasks and customer service — when you work with a headhunter agency like us, you’ll be able to hire company leaders who can take more tasks from your plate.

IT Services

Startups that offer software as a service (SaaS), as well as digital platforms, fall under the IT services industry in our book. For this industry, we’ve hired positions for software development and quality assurance.

But SaaS companies are made up of a lot of moving parts. Aside from software developers, we’ve also found them remote Filipino staff for positions in:


It may seem unlikely for logistics companies to outsource work to remote Filipino staff, but hey — we’ve hired a bunch of positions for them, too.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve helped our clients in the logistics industry build strong admin teams. We’ve hired marketing and administrative assistants to make sure that daily operations run smoothly. These hard-working folks compile reports, run employee surveys, and manage various marketing channels for our clients.

We’ve also hired bookkeepers and data entry analysts.


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Running an ecommerce store is no walk in the park. Whether you’re selling products on Shopify or managing an Amazon store, you’d need a reliable and highly skilled team to help you with digital marketing, customer service, and content production.

Through Somewhere, our clients in the ecommerce space were able to hire:

By delegating these tasks to remote Filipino staff, our clients can to focus on tasks that directly impact growth like fulfilling orders, implementing strategies to acquire new customers, and product development.


While they’re a bit different from their digital counterparts, physical retail stores also use remote staff to help them with customer service and admin tasks. For brick-and-mortar businesses, we’ve mostly hired customer service assistants to help answer inquiries. We’ve also found them talented content creators who help them build their social media presence and attract customers.


two lawyers reviewing legal documents

Did you know that you can hire Filipino paralegals through Somewhere?

We’ve found experienced individuals with post-grad degrees to help law firms organize legal documents, research cases, and improve daily operations. These legal assistants also help with admin tasks like data entry, scheduling, and email management.

Interestingly, we’ve also hired a call center manager for a law firm. This particular practice specialized in class action lawsuits and had its own contact center to take care of client inquiries. For them, we found Rose — a call center manager with more than a decade of experience under her belt. Rose has worked with some of the top BPOs in the Philippines, making her an obvious choice for the position.

Learn more about Rose’s Success Story here.


From wallpaper companies to dental suppliers, we’ve served a bunch of manufacturers, too. Like most of the industries in this list, manufacturers use Somewhere to hire administrative staff and bookkeepers to help them with operations.

Content creators and studios

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Remote Filipino employees are not only great at admin tasks and customer service — you can also find stellar creatives in the Philippines. A lot of content creators, agencies, and studios use our service to find talented individuals who can help them produce top-notch content for their agency.

They usually hire:

Every once in a while though, we’d encounter job descriptions for operations managers and web developers.

B2B service providers and trade suppliers

Trade suppliers and service-based businesses provide specific services to clients. Fulfilling these services means they hardly have enough time for repetitive but essential tasks like:

  • Organizing files
  • Updating client information and contact details
  • Accounting
  • Marketing

That’s where we come in. We help them hire virtual assistants from the Philippines to help them with tasks that they can’t automate, leaving them more time to deliver high-quality services to their own clients.

We’ve also hired more technical roles for this industry. For example, a couple of our clients needed construction and project estimators to help them draft proposals, send quotes, and put together bid requests.

Food & Beverage

To thrive in a competitive market like food and bev, you need a tight sales and marketing team. Most of our clients in this space use our service to hire remote sales staff to help them:

They’re also keen on building their social media audiences, so we help them hire positions for social media management, influencer outreach, and content creation.

One unique role we’ve hired? A keto coach! We found Jay, an experienced nutritionist, to help a keto meal plan provider educate their clients. Today, Jay works full-time for $1000 a month.

Learn more: 12 unique roles you didn’t know you could outsource to the Philippines


Last but definitely not least, we’ve got the hospitality industry.

Hotels and long-term rentals usually tap us when they need to hire accountants and data entry associates. We’ve also hired sales reps for travel agencies. They’ve been essential in keeping a steady stream of leads for our clients, especially in the wake of the pandemic.

What problems does a headhunter agency solve?

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As you can see, our clients come in all shapes and sizes. You might not find any common denominator among these industries at first glance, but look closer and you’ll see that they actually suffer from the same problems:

Problem 1: They don’t have time to find top talent

There’s no shortage of remote talent in the Philippines. Finding these talented individuals is a whole new ballgame, though.

The truth is that finding folks with the right skills and experience takes a lot of time, and unfortunately, time isn’t something many business owners have in spades.

Through Somewhere, they’re able to hire talent without spending days screening candidates and reviewing resumes. Instead, they can leverage our team of professional headhunters to do the legwork for them.

Here’s a quick look at our process:

  • Clients tell us what about the job they’re looking to fill
  • We’ll kick off a search
  • We’ll present a shortlist of candidates
  • They hire the best candidate for the job

Learn more: How does a headhunter agency work?

Rising employment costs

Full-time employees in the US can cost around $35,000 - $75,000 per year — excluding benefits. A full-time virtual assistant from the Philippines, on the other hand, costs only around $9,000-$12,000 a year. By finding talented Filipino employees, we help our clients  save as much as 80% in hiring costs.

Learn more: How much can you save when you hire remote Filipino staff?

Scaling is tough on a limited budget

It’s tough to scale your business when every new hire costs a lot. Working with remote Filipino staff means you can cut hiring costs without decreasing the quality of work. Somewhere helps clients grow sustainably by helping them find affordable but highly skilled remote staff.

Check it out: Why you’ll love working with remote assistants from the Philippines

Use Somewhere’s headhunting services to find the best remote Filipino employees

From real estate to SaaS to traditional retail, we serve clients across different industries. To date, we've hired over 1,000 remote Filipino talents — and we're looking to hire more.

If you want to:

  • save time
  • hire for specialized roles
  • work with highly skilled and vetted candidates
  • integrate team members into your team —

We're here to help! Let us know about the positions you're looking for today and who knows? Maybe we'll update this post with your industry and success story.

FAQS about headhunter agency clients

Do people still use headhunters?

Yep, they do! Here at Somewhere, we cater to various industries:

  • Real estate
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Consultants
  • IT companies and SaaS
  • Logistics
  • Ecommerce
  • Retail
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Content agencies
  • B2B and trade suppliers
  • Food and beverage
  • Hospitality
How much does it cost to hire a headhunter?

We only ask for a one-time finders fee for each candidate hired.

Why do companies use headhunters?

Companies use headhunters because they help them save a lot of time, money, and energy.

Headhunters find and screen candidates on behalf of their clients. This way, clients don't have to spend hours reviewing resumes or giving tests — instead, they can simply choose the best candidate from a shortlist.

A headhunter agency like Somewhere also helps them find talented remote employees from the Philippines for highly specific roles.

Learn more about the benefits of using a headhunter agency in this guide.

Can I use a headhunter agency to hire virtual assistants from the Philippines?

That’s what we’re here for. With more than 10 years of working with remote Filipino talent and 1000+ hires, we know how to find the best folks for your team. Let us know about the positions you’re hiring for today and let’s kick off a search for your next team member.

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