Using a headhunter
Using headhunters can be a big positive move. Headhunters use active methods, not passive, to get their results. Headhunters are also expert recruiters. Many are specialists, working with particular industries or sectors, or in specific classes of employment like management. Headhunters also deal with the tricky job of negotiating with potential employees, making job offers and counteroffers, if necessary.
These services are all outside the range of recruitment agencies. If you've found that you're not getting results with your existing recruiter, a headhunting agency might be the answer, whether you're an employer or an employee.