Do recruiters keep information confidential?

By its very nature, the concept of confidentiality is a tough subject to work around, however, the reality of certain hiring situations requires discretion. One of the reasons that employers hire recruiters is that the employer wants to keep the search strictly confidential.

What should you not tell recruiters?

6 Things to Never Say to a Recruiter“I’ll take anything (any role at your company)”“Sure, that sounds like a good salary.”“My previous company was horrible.”“My former boss won’t give me a good recommendation because he/she was threatened by me.”“I know my interview is today, but can we reschedule?”

Can a recruiter contact your current employer?

It’s perfectly acceptable to answer no to contacting your current employer. Most employers understand this and usually won’t have any effect on their decision. Make sure you have a back up of other references or employers they can contact. It’s usually okay to answer “no” for “can we contact your current employer.”