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Do You Know Who Has Your Resume?

When being submitted for a position by a recruiter, in most cases, you SHOULD know who will be viewing your resume.  Even if your job search is not confidential, there are many reasons for this.  Take a look at my latest article for for more details about this sometimes mysterious process.

And if you’re a recruiter and have an opinion about this, please feel free to add your comments within this blog article.

Article:  Who Has Your Resume?


May 2, 2011 - Posted by | article, Resume Writing, Working with Recruiters


  1. Great question Jeff,

    If a recruiter is so insecure that they cannot give the company name and location, they should not be thinking about presenting the candidate. Like wise the candidate should be very clear to the recruiter that they are not permitted to present them for any position or to any company without prior approval, for each opportunity.

    In the event the client company has asked for confidentiality, I always respect that, and tell the candidate as much information (industry, general geographic location, role, duties, responsibilities, etc…) and extract from the candidate specific companies they do not want to work for. If I get permission to present the candidate, I do not provide their name to the company – confidentiality is a 2-way street.

    Comment by John Rose | May 2, 2011 | Reply

  2. You nailed it… as usual Jeff.

    Your explanations help job seekers get a better insight to the process and why they get some of the questions, or lack of information sometimes.

    I, like you, work on more of a trust basis and generally share more information rather than less. The trust and rapport that’s built with the candidate in the process generally results in a smoother process and hopefully more placements/hires.

    If I’m not able share information because of a confidential search, I always explain exactly why and let them know when I’ll be able to share more.

    Not everyone operates the same way, and that doesn’t necessarily make them a bad recruiter. However, it’s always a good idea to be cautious as a candidate.

    Thanks for a worthwhile contribution Jeff!


    Comment by Harry Urschel | May 4, 2011 | Reply

  3. This is great article. You always put things in the right perspective.

    Comment by Stephen Hinton | May 13, 2011 | Reply

  4. Have to agree with you Jeff. Good job.

    Comment by John Littler | June 11, 2011 | Reply

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  7. Once published on job portal.. anybody can have it. so i don’t bother about who is having my resume

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