It is well recognised that the right resources make it more likely to achieve the desired outcomes. If the right people are absolutely key to this, then how is it that a company will use the services of provider who are inappropriately qualified to evaluate the skillset of an industry professional?
When they need the right person the most, they turn to recruiters who know the least. It really defies logic.
It is easy to get sucked in by the sale pitching of a recruiter. We have all been there, whether a candidate or a client - they are sales persons, it is what they do. They exist to sell you CVs.