Recruiters can be helpful when you're looking for a job, but experiences may vary.
There are advantages to working with a recruiter. They have access to resources you don't and they know who's hiring. But there are good recruiters and there are bad. Some people have bad experiences when the recruiter they've chosen to work with connects them with the wrong kinds of jobs. On the other hand, since it is in the best interest of the recruiter to find personnel for the companies they work with, their services to the job seeker are free.
So my question this week, is have you ever worked with a recruiter when looking for a job, and, if so, what was the experience like?