This is a curious case for me as it seems to be split into two camps. There are recruiters who will work with me on opportunities, even go so far as to setup a preliminary screening with a potential position before discussing a RTR contract which seems like a more natural way to go about things. Gives us both a chance to understand each other, and see if we can work together and find a good fit.
Then there are others who want to have the RTR signed as soon as possible. Even in some cases before discussing any details about the position. In every case this has occurred it has made me feel uncomfortable about the relationship and the potential job. I want to know someone before I consider signing anything with them, but that seems to not be at the forefront of the conversations.
As some background, I'm at a senior level in my career and am currently employed. Is it that difficult to ascertain I may want some details before wasting my time on an opportunity I may not be interested in?
Anyway, as the title states, why does the latter camp exist? What benefits does a recruiter experience from this approach? I'm having difficulty seeing any benefit of this from my perspective as it seems to be lacking in the relationship building side of things.