FAQ: When a job posting says "Confidential"- what does that mean?
When it says company name is "Confidential"- what does this mean?
A "Confidential" posting means that the company chooses to remain anonymous. This typically happens for one of a few reasons.
- Someone is about to get fired and the company is looking to find a replacement without tipping them off
- The company doesn't want to deal with the sea of people wanting to follow up via the phone. Yes when it says, "No phone calls" they are serious. It is not a test to see if you really want the job and so you will call. Keep in mind that the average posting gets about 1000 people looking at it and so they would have to hire someone full time just to field the phone calls about the job or the calls of "I just want to make sure you got my resume"
- We post a lot of jobs from a lot of "big shots" and what Employers want is normal professionals applying to jobs, what they don't want is a Jennifer Lopez/Brad Pitt/Jennifer Lawrence fan applying to a job that they don't have any business going after.
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