This has happened to me a couple times last year and once this year.
Overall this is what happens:
Recruiter find my resume/profile on Monster.
Finds one or more position for me.
I go through phone screenings (more than 1) followed by an in-person interview. Until this point, I have active communication with the recruiter. emails every couple of days or phone calls.
Company says no thank you and they move on to other candidates. Now there is hardly any correspondence from the recruiter.
Now I am not super attached to the recruiting company for a job. But does this mean that my chances with this recruiter are over? Is this a common practice of "moving away quietly" so that the candidate will get the message?