it's a very funny story from Eric Raymond about a MS recruiter.
I am a recruiter who only works off of word of mouth from friends and former consultants. no spam, no pesky telemarketing. As well I have been trying to develop a system for linuxrecruiting.org out of my own pocket (NFP). We recruiters are not all pimps and pests. some of us have a few skills and don't search buzz words and pester busy managers to turn the next trick.