None of the headhunters I’ve come across are good, and I come across them every day. I am a highly skilled IT guy who just landed a direct hire. Not a single one if the DC headhunters are good, they also work based on scraping money off the top of your slary/pay rate, so it can often shoot you in the leg in getting paid according to what you’re worth, and most of them only have short-term jobs that really won’t help you. I think a big part of the bad job economy has been the infiltration of headhunters who only focus on highly skilled people. They’ve turned the job industry into a temp work meat market that allows companies to drop employees easily by indirect hiring tactics… Don’t support them, go to employer sites directly and submit your resume, work hard on improving your work and communication skills, negotiate a good salary or rate without a headhunter. Profit. Thank me later. It’s the best way.