Many job seekers are confused about how hiring works, and, specifically, about how to work with recruiters. It is important to understand their role and how the process works in order to be successful.
1. Recruiters are not career counselors.
Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).
It is your job to know what you want to do and to tell the recruiter where you fit into an organization -- which jobs you want and, hopefully, which part of the organization.