Re: Hiring, but it's a secret?

Subject: Re: Hiring, but it's a secret?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:01:18 -0800

Possible reasons usually include:

1. Recruiter trying to keep client company identity secret (less likely
if the entire posting is anonymous; recruiters usually put their names
on listings).

2. Company is doing hiring on its own and doesn't want to be flooded
with phone calls and drop-ins.

3. Company doesn't want outsiders to know it is expanding or working on
something new.

4. Company is looking for replacement for someone who doesn't know
he/she is going to be replaced.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>
> An automated search spit out a job on, but the company is
> "anonymous." I just have to wonder why a company would hide that they
> are hiring, but put a job on Monster. Is this a scam--like where a
> recruiter is only pretending they have a job but is really resume
> fishing? Or are they too ashamed to admit they need *gasp* a
> writer/editor? Who would want to work at a place like that? Maybe I'm
> just reading too much into it, but it does seem fishy.
> Anyone got any insight on the devious minds behind anonymous job
> postings?


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