How To Keep Your Job Search Confidential & Still Get The Job!

From Monster Resumes

Your status as a job seeker should be kept confidential, but there’s still the chance confidentiality could be breached when you submit your resume. Consider posting a confidential resume, which hides your name, contact information and current employer name. Make sure you remove identifying information before uploading your resume on job boards and career sites.

There are a few things you can do and they are:

  • Replace your name with “Confidential Candidate.” Be sure your name doesn’t appear in the file name or its Properties dialog box.
  • Confine contact information to a carefully selected email address — one not based on your name or attached to a public profile with personal information.
  • Describe your current employer in general terms rather than listing the company’s name and location.
  • Avoid including product or target market keywords that would give away your employer or identity.
  • Remove keywords your current employer might use if looking for someone to replace you.

There are no guarantees that a confidential job search will prevent your employer from discovering your search, but it makes sense to be cautious.

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