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King Job
post Jun 5 2012, 10:56 PM
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"There is a certain company with hidden details as "Company Confidential".. However this company has its identity revealed in other job advertisement in jobstreet.."


1. Why do companies hide as company confidential? For What good purpose?

2. Why is the "Company Confidential" inconsistently tagged such as the situation quoted above?

3. How safe are job seekers in applying for companies named ""Company Confidential"?
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post Jun 7 2012, 11:56 AM
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QUOTE (King Job @ Jun 5 2012, 10:56 PM) *
"There is a certain company with hidden details as "Company Confidential".. However this company has its identity revealed in other job advertisement in jobstreet.."


1. Why do companies hide as company confidential? For What good purpose?

2. Why is the "Company Confidential" inconsistently tagged such as the situation quoted above?

3. How safe are job seekers in applying for companies named ""Company Confidential"?

Hi King Job,

"Company Confidential" advertisements are valid advertisements and can be posted by any company that wishes to remain confidential. Company Confidential does not refer to a company name or any particular company.

There are 2 reasons for "Company Confidential" advertisement:

1. Companies that do not wish to reveal their company name will advertise as "Company Confidential".

2. It serves as an application filtration to help companies to collect only genuine application. Some jobseekers may simply throw in the application based on the name of the company without firstly considering whether they are fit for the job. This is why some companies prefer to remain anonymous.

However, as with every job advertisement, do be careful of scam advertisements that may appear on our site. Please refer to our Safe Job Search Guide here for tips on job scams.

A sample of communication emails from scammers, including screen shots, can be found on a forum post here.

Check out our Community Digest here for more examples of common scam tactics.

Hope that helps.


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post Jun 7 2012, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE (King Job @ Jun 5 2012, 10:56 PM) *
"There is a certain company with hidden details as "Company Confidential".. However this company has its identity revealed in other job advertisement in jobstreet.."


1. Why do companies hide as company confidential? For What good purpose?

2. Why is the "Company Confidential" inconsistently tagged such as the situation quoted above?

3. How safe are job seekers in applying for companies named ""Company Confidential"?



Some companies do not reveal their company name, I believe they have their reasons.

One of the reasons might be, they want to keep it confidential from their staff or keep confidential from other companies such as their competitors who they are hiring for the key position in their company. Most of the time most of these positions are senior management level job.

There are certain risks applying to a company confidential that do not reveal their name as you might be applying to your own company.





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post Feb 20 2014, 10:44 PM
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QUOTE (Melissa @ Jun 7 2012, 11:56 AM) *
Hi King Job,

"Company Confidential" advertisements are valid advertisements and can be posted by any company that wishes to remain confidential. Company Confidential does not refer to a company name or any particular company.

There are 2 reasons for "Company Confidential" advertisement:

1. Companies that do not wish to reveal their company name will advertise as "Company Confidential".

2. It serves as an application filtration to help companies to collect only genuine application. Some jobseekers may simply throw in the application based on the name of the company without firstly considering whether they are fit for the job. This is why some companies prefer to remain anonymous.

However, as with every job advertisement, do be careful of scam advertisements that may appear on our site. Please refer to our Safe Job Search Guide here for tips on job scams.

A sample of communication emails from scammers, including screen shots, can be found on a forum post here.

Check out our Community Digest here for more examples of common scam tactics.

Hope that helps.


Whilst the above seems reasonable, what you are dealing with here is unreasonable people, so I have to correct the response above.

DO NOT SEND YOUR CV TO SOMEONE WITHOUT KNOWING WHO OR WHAT THEY ARE.

Yes, companies may not want to reveal themselves as advertising for staff, or want to deal with the recruitment aspect, but then that is what employment agencies are for.

Employment agencies are happy to reveal who they are and advertise that they provide this service, and will supply contact details.

These ads are not appearing from companies doing this themselves, but from people purporting to be agents for the companies with the vacancy - and the agent is not revealing who they are either. This is when alarm bells should ring. On the Jobcentreplus site, if no contact information is stated, the only way to contact them may be to submit an application with your CV. That means you are being asked to send your CV on blind faith to someone without knowing who they are or where they are.

Given that employment agencies should and do tell you who they are, and the volume of fake jobs (and it is in the thousands) that appear on Universal Jobmatch, you should really assume that this is someone else farming for CVs and the information that comes with them.

A bona fide employer or agency is going to tell you who they are or provide a means to contact them at the very least - and the fact is, if you cannot contact them, or you don't even know who they are, when they are holding your personal information, then they are in breach of data protection - because you have no means by which you can take up any DP issue with them.
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