I've been getting a lot of people sending me notes asking how to employ my services, so I figured that I'd bring this up for those on the candidate side.
It's not that I don't call clients and tell them about great candidates, it's that you need to be in the $150,000 range and above for a client to consider paying me a fee to shop you around, and even then you need to be a real superstar. And even then, it's not easy. I know several companies where I can call the recruiters and execs, and they'll talk to me, but they just don't use headhunters.
The final words to this - "it's a hard lesson but a good one."
Unless you're a data scientist. If you're a data scientist, I will make those calls for you. And SEO. If you're in-house SEO, I'll make those calls.