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Is your Recruiter keeping your identity safe?



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In a recent blog, the owner of a Los Angeles search firm drew attention to the fact that he was starting to receive spam marketing emails via LinkedIn from a competitor. While this is hardly a new development it does serve as a reminder that staffing companies, search agencies, and executive search firms all posses tremendous amounts of confidential information on their candidates. In the past I’ve heard of firms selling data to marketing firms, financial services companies, and even credit agencies. Now I want to be perfectly clear here that these activities are extremely rare. Most firms in the recruitment industry would never entertain such practices. But given the nature of the economy, some firms are “exploring” alternative means of revenue.

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