All Joking aside (thought I'd be crazy for a few minutes for fun...hope you enjoyed it!)
I am a Smart Recruiter because I keep in touch with my candidates to keep them apprised of the status of the position, interviews, their competition and prepare them for the client interviews prior to a phone interview or in person interview. So many of my candidates and clients are truly appreciative when an effortis made, no matter how small to keep in touch.
Their main complaint with "recruiters" whether agency or corporate - is that they are not aware of the outcome of their interview or resume submittal from another recruiter. How crazy is that? What kind of relationship is being built for future opportunities?
I truly believe that communication is the key ingredient to a client/candidate/recruiter relationship. Without that, all else is just flinging resumes.