Does anyone have any idea what the phrase “submit your resume in confidence to” means? As in, “If you’re interested in this position, please submit your resume in confidence to Jean Shackleburg, Director of Hiring Affairs and Chimpanzee Maintenance, at email@example.com.” The “in confidence” part is the part I am confused by. With a fax, I suppose it would mean to put a cover sheet over the resume, so the secretary who mans the fax machine doesn’t accidentally see its contents. I’m not sure why that would matter for most positions. But at least I understand what action an applicant might take to fulfill the promise that the resume will be submitted “in confidence.” But in an email? Thoughts?