What are the pros and cons of working with only one recruiter during my job search?
This recruiter, "Bob", has a great track record for placing talented people at some of the best finance shops.
I worked with Bob in the past and he was really great; he mentored me through the job search process and taught me a lot of useful things and gave me insight that other recruiters didn't care to do. However, I landed up taking a better job offer than the one that Bob was able to get me, and this really upset him.
I recently reconnected with Bob on LinkedIn, and he seems happy to hear from me, and I think we're going to work together again, now that I'm starting a new job search. Is it foolish to work solely with him and to ignore other recruiters that might be messaging / calling me? I haven't had to job search in many years now, but I recall that the last time I did so, it was very stressful working with several, pushy recruiters, all of whom were giving me guilt trips, e.g. "you're going to regret it if you don't take this great opportunity with a group that is growing". So I'm considering only working with Bob this time around - he was uniquely not pushy, mentored me, had great connections to the best finance shops, and got me a job offer that was unfortunately exceeded by another, from another recruiter.
I'm wondering whether I'm just being emotionally attached or having misplaced loyalty to one recruiter and that that could hurt my salary negotiations later on, if and when I get a job offer.