In my career history, I've not met nor worked with recruiters or recruiting firms in my work. I'm at a stage now where I wold really like to establish a relationship (or several) and open my career opportunities outside of my current industry (higher education IT). I've followed the MT series on working with recruiters, my question is, how do I find a firm or recruiter to start with? There are tons posting to job boards on line; how do you know who is reputable and legitimate? I've reached out to my networks for advice and guidance though many face the same dilemma. I've spent many years leading organizations and find myself frustrated I can't seem to answer the fundamental question, where do I start?