1. A company is on the hunt for best minds
  2. A company is in the hunt for best minds

I have seen two different prepositions preceding "hunt", namely in and on. Which one should I choose when I want to say "A company is on the lookout for best minds"

  • But your second sentence replaces hunt with lookout . . . – Jason Bassford Oct 21 '18 at 17:58
  • @JasonBassford rewrote! – Mike Philip Oct 22 '18 at 10:55

You want "on the hunt". That idiom means something is being searched for, while "in the hunt" means a competitor is still in the running. Example 2 would be appropriate only if you were talking about multiple companies competing to recruit from a specific pool.

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