August 13, 2016

Absolutely Confidential

Confidentiality is Ethical

It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know where your resume is? Ok, so that’s not exactly how the old saying goes. But still, do you know? Then answer this question. If any recruiter working out of his kitchen can find your resume on the internet before his coffee gets cold, why can’t your employer?

During the days, with all the crazy hiring, fat signing bonuses and stock options out the wazoo, companies employed people who did nothing but scour the internet, looking for their own company employees who were thinking about leaving good old Back then is was all about employee retention. Today, not so much.

So if you are still not concerned about confidentiality, maybe you should be. We certainly think so. Think about this. Today, with some of the “Big Box” volume recruiters, did you know it is standard practice to pull resumes off the internet and blast them all over creation? WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OR PERMISSION!!!  There is even an official sounding term for it. It’s called “resume prospecting”. That sounds like a quaint and harmless little sales practice. Well, it’s neither. It’s deceitful, it’s insidious, we don’t like it and you shouldn’t tolerate it. Receiving an “unsolicited resume” from a recruiter can ruin your chances with most companies.

At Elite Network we don’t present your resume to anybody, period, unless you approve it first. That’s our standard practice. It’s in our procedures manual. It’s in our recruiter training. It’s ethical and it’s our promise to you.


Here is our formal and legal mumbo jumbo Privacy Policy:

Information Privacy Policy


Elite Network is introduced to information about candidates, companies and other general purpose background data that is in many cases, highly confidential. Our policy is not to share that information with any one, unless expressly given permission to do so by the provider of said information. We value privacy in this firm above everything else. It is absolutely crucial to the continued trust of those individual people and companies we work with, and to the success of our business. In the recruiting business, trust and privacy is serious business.


Email Privacy Policy

We have created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.

If you received a mailing from us, (a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (“opt-in”), or (b) you otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.

How we protect your privacy

We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system and employees.

Sharing and Usage

We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

How can you stop receiving email from us?

Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email.

If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to for review.