At this time of year, many people decide it is time to look for a new job. Is starting a job search one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you'll probably brush up your resume, hit the job boards, apply for a few jobs and wait. When nothing happens, you'll think, "What should I do now? I know, I'll ask a recruiter to find me a job!"
As a recruiter, I can tell you that I continually get emails and calls from job seekers looking for help. Like many recruiters, I have more candidates contacting me than jobs to fill. I do my best to help them by providing resources and advice, but often this is not the result they're hoping for.