If you are looking for a new job, you may need to understand the role of job recruiters in your job search. Your expectations will be realistic if you understand their role.
You should not be disheartened if a recruiter isn’t overwhelmingly positive about your prospects! Their job is NOT to be your friend, your coach or your advocate. A job recruiter’s job is to put the right person into a position that they have been asked to fill. That “right person” is the person the company believes to be the perfect fit for that job. It doesn’t matter how badly you need the work. Nor does it matter how great you think you’d be in the job. The recruiter isn’t working for you. The recruiter is doing their job….and that is to do their best for the company that is paying them.