As a candidate in the "Information Age", you are constantly being assailed by the effects of the "grass is greener" syndrome. You must evaluate these effects as objectively as possible to avoid making bad career moves. You must learn to differentiate personal from professional "career wounds" and determine whether these are sufficient motivation for you to make a change in your life. You must involve all of the people in your life that will be affected by your career move. Once you have gained consensus, you will either stay in your present job or make that call, to me, your career-transition partner!
Before I became a Recruiter, I was not aware that any existed. I was familiar with personnel agencies but viewed them as someone to stay away from because of their fee structures. I am sure that many of you have never worked with recruiters before. Some important guidelines when dealing with a Professional Recruiter: