Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?.
I intend to soon begin searching for a new job but i do not want to disclose the name of my current employer for fear the recruiter may contact them scouting for job leads etc and give the game away that i am job hunting. I was thinking of just writing ‘Private’ in the section of my CV for my current employer details with at most disclosing the industry they specialize in, is this acceptable or would the recruiter see this as me being overly secretive or uncooperative?.
Would it be fine to just disclose my current employers name at interview or job offer stage but not until that point?.
This question is being asked mainly in concern with withholding this information from the recruiter, i hold a far greater amount of trust in a prospective future employer to be confidential. However it is very easy for a recruiter to put their own interests (Commission / Leads) ahead of yours with little to no risk at their end.
To reduce the chance of my CV being submitted to my own employer i was intending on not applying for any jobs in that county or town specifically. I was also only going to directly apply for jobs rather than posting my CV on a jobsite or submitting to a recruitment agency to reduce the risk of my CV being mass emailed to firms in my home county.