As a consultant, I often scan the local Job postings in our field. Many times I see what's know as "Blind Posts," in other words, someone who doesn't choose to include the name of their venue within' the post. Personally I feel that's bad practice and I'd never respond to it unless they are willing to fess up as to who they are. I know there are reasons an operation might do that, searching for a new chef while their current chef is still aboard is the most common reason. Others just don't want the deluge of calls or walk ins if they do, something that can be taken care of right in the post. I mean if they can't follow direction from a job post how are they going to be in the kitchen, ya know? (I made that mistake once, and every 10 min I was either interrupted with a phone call or walk in candidate. Don't get much done in a days work)
From the perspective of the job seeker, the first thing I think is, "What are they hiding?" Are they so arrogant or uppity on themselves that they are too good to let the world know who they are? Is this just possibly a phishing scam to get personal info?
Sometimes I actually respond, some get upset and respond with a less than professional email and many times I never hear from them. I've had several associates who's names were sold and now receive 100's of spam emails a month because of it.
Any thoughts on this topic of not putting who you are in a job posting and would you respond to a blind post on Craigslist for instance....