Here's a paragraph gives some advice for programmers looking for a job:
Avoid recruiters at this stage in your career. Sorry to say, but the good recruiters don’t care about novice programmers. Nor should they. Additionally, once you get hooked up with a recruiter, in order for someone to hire you, they have stroke a check to the recruiter. A novice programmer is a long term investment for a company – you’ll get more out of them than they get out of you for quite some time. One junior developer looks a lot like every other junior developer in terms of potential – except the one with the recruiter costs more money that only the recruiter gets.
From A Guide for the Novice Programmer (long post)
What does the last bold font sentence mean about the developer?
It'd be great if someone could tell how to split this sentence for easy understanding.