Spoke with recruiters in the Chicago area several times. My impression is that they are rude, disorganized, and barely take the time to read your resume before you call them. I was informed that I made "way too much" for my position and experience (not true) and that I'd have to take a 20-40% pay cut to be able to fit in jobs they recruit for (not happening). Is this some strange sort of hard-sell technique, or are they just that incompetent? I've stopped returning their calls.