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How 3rd party recruiters build databases

I read something the other day as being a great secret.  3rd party recruiters build their candidate databases, not through sourcing via the internet social networks and job boards, but by client development and personal relationships with the talent in their recruiting niche.  It struck me because I always believed this was obvious. To see it in writing as a recruiting strategy is a little scary to me. How can you possibly make a living as a 3rd party recruiter any other way?