An executive recruiter is someone whose clients are companies looking for a certain type of applicant, and matches an applicant to fit the companies profile.
Executive recruiters can work from home, and has proven to be a very lucrative and low maintenance job or business.
Even the equipment you need is very minimal -- a phone, computer, and email. Few even use faxes any more. You'll also want to have voicemail and a printer.
An executive recruiter must be very organized and detail-oriented, and have a strong desire to help others succeed.
If you have previous job placement service or human resources experience, then you already have a good idea about what you're going to be doing.