I work in software development, but I have a PhD and my work has a small research element to it. I have signed a confidentiality clause saying I won't reveal confidential information without the prior permission of the management of my company.
The company are ultimately owned by a massive conglomerate with a multi-billion dollar turnover so they have plenty of money to spend on lawyers if required. They are paranoid about confidentiality, they don't even share what I do within our company. Its a very competitive industry, so their caution may be justified.
For various reasons I am unhappy here and have discretely started looking for other work. How can I market my skills to recruiters, and not break the clause? So far I've just put one sentence about my current job on my CV/resume, what I have written is what is in the public domain from the government grant application.
The first job I applied for, the recruiter came back and said I needed to make it obvious on my CV/resume that I have commercial experience in C# programming, but the only place I've done C# programming is in my current job.
If I mention that I am using neural networks for this particular application, then I'm in deep trouble...