This post, written by Laura Bonetti should help break things down and make it a little easier.
Laura is a creative recruiter/head hunter at Kay & Black. Agencies go to her and say “Here’s the type of person we want and the type of things we want them to do. Bring me that person.”
She’s kind of like a match-maker.
working with non-agency recruiters. (Agency recruiters only hire for their company, non-agency recruiters, like Laura, work with several different agencies.)