You've decided to enlist a physician recruiting service to help you get your next job. But it's important to know the differences among various physician recruiting organizations so you can make the best choice. A physician recruiter, also known as a headhunter or search consultant, is the person who will work with you on your job search through a physician placement service. A recruiter may contact you about a physician job, or you might send a resume to a physician recruiter for a position the recruiter is trying to fill. Know the difference between types of agencies before committing to just one.