My company has a long-standing relationship with a particular recruiter. He's been the source of many new hires over the years and I've personally worked with him to find several of my direct reports.
I've decided to begin looking around at other job opportunities and my question is this: should I keep this a secret from the recruiter or should I enlist his help in seeking out those opportunities? What's the risk of the recruiter telling someone at my company that I've begun to look around?
My guess is that the risk is low--it seems to me that betraying my confidence would have little upside for him--but I'd welcome any thoughts on this.