Apply to Anonymous and Confidential Job Postings

If have a profile at employment portal, you’d know that many employers post job openings on these websites daily. Most of those job descriptions are suggested to suit your skill set perfectly. However repeatedly it happens that employers post jobs anonymously. How does one apply to such jobs without falling into a trap?

What are Hazards?

  1. As you’ve got no clue about this employer, it’s going to alright end up to be your own! Now this doesn’t happen tons, but some employers may take action upon checking out that an employee of their company is posting his resume (and thus distributing company information) on job sites. this might become serious (in many cases) or may become a retention exercise by the employer (something which you’ll or might not be willing to travel through).
  2. You obviously cannot check the company’s website and thus know what exactly is that the organization up-to. Any candidate will want to see the company’s background, its services and financial status before applying. Who knows this company could also be into something illegal!
  3. Because you’ve got no clue about the background of this employer, obviously your resume and canopy letter can never be in situ for any kind of application. believe this: A financial company is trying to find software engineers and that they post anonymously with the programmer description. Now, if you’re a programmer with a background or past in finance, you’ll always have a greater chance of securing the work than anyone else. But due to this anonymous JD, you’ll not be ready to mold your covering letter or resume accordingly and hence lose the chance.

So, what’s the solution?

The solution is to speak to them first. Apply with a canopy letter because the body of an email. Express interest within the position and tell them what you’re and the way this position may be a good fit your career. Next, ask them to contact you with some more details in order that you’ll share your detailed resume with them over email. you’ll want to incorporate your LinkedIn profile URL during this mail, but not your resume.

Why are there anonymous postings anyways?

Confidential job posting can have many reasons. Employers may have won a confidential contract and are possibly hiring for that or the employer is shedding and is trying to find fresh candidates and doesn’t want the interior employees to urge any air of it.

So, if you encounter any such confidential job posting and feel drawn towards it, by replying as a confidential candidate you’ll happily impress the employer where others can’t.