MYTH: Recruiters Find Jobs for People.
Wrong! Recruiters find People for Jobs!
Recruiters are not compensated by candidates, but by their clients. Of course, this does not mean that recruiters cannot be helpful to you. They “counsel” candidates that they choose to work with, help them refine their résumés, and prep & coach them on interview techniques. However, they are paid by client companies to find candidates to fill very specific positions with very specific (usually hard to find) requirements.