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Discussion on: Why do recruiters hide the name of the company? 🤷‍♂️

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Danny Priymak

If you know the company's name - you can just contact them directly and ask about the opening you already know they have. Therefore, the recruiter is indeed useless in this case.

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Fernando B 🚀

Many recruiters are actually doing bounty hunting, if you go straight to the company they're out of their commission. Most of the time companies pay them so they don't have to deal with it, and only get to the good candidates.

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C.S. Rhymes

Very true. A lot of agencies get more commission once the employee has been there for x number of months.

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Steve Belovarich Author

This is based on an incorrect assumption IMHO and the whole point of the post. Recruiters already have a relationship with the company. You don't. Odds of the recruiter getting you an interview are far greater than contacting the company yourself. Recruiters have much more experience selling your skills than you do most likely. It would be a fool's errand to contact the company directly and get lost in their bureaucracy. It can take dramatically longer going down this path. It's fine if you disagree and good luck submitting your resume to XYZ company!

You will find out the name of the company soon after talking to the recruiter. It's not like it's confidential during the entire interview process.

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Broderick Stadden

Truly depends on the recruiter/recruiting firm. Many are just doing the heavy lifting of posting to the various online boards and doing light screening at most. In these case, it makes sense for them to do it.

In the case where they are tied to the company in some way, your points make sense but most are just middlemen.

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Danny Priymak

Hmm, these are valid points. Wish they were written in the original post! ;)

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