On the heels of the double-presentation question, I'm curious about the best way to sever ties with a recruiter who has represented me in the past.
Let's say I was presented by this recruiter to a firm in January, but in the interim, have decided that I no longer wish for that recruiter to represent me. In addition, what if the aforementioned firm has a job opening in August that may be a fit?
Am I free to apply on my own? How do I need to communicate to the recruiter that the relationship is over? What implications are there for a conflict at the potential employer?
I have no contractual obligation to the recruiter, none of any kind. They've just presented me to their clients over the years. I don't exactly know how to communicate that I no longer wish to be a client to them and the firms they may have presented me to in the past.