I'm a techincal guy and I keep my resume updated on some of the large boards. I have been noticing that when a position opens I get contacted by up to 6 or so firms for the same position. All claiming to be working directly with the company. It's obvious to me that they are not working with the company and are reading the phone message schpiel from a card for the first time. In general its easy to wade through to pick out who is who. Whats the deal with this? and how would people keep from wasting time with a frivolous recruiter? Sorry, I'm not normally cynical, but this brings it out.