People approach recruiters when they’re exploring new job opportunities. Presumably, this is because they’ve successfully worked with a recruiter in the past. However, in specific situations, using an executive recruiter is not always your best choice.
For example, if you are hoping to switch career fields, a recruiter won’t be an effective resource for you. Some people find it disconcerting to hear recruiters won’t be able to help them move into a different field. But there is an excellent reason for this.