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LinkedIn Rolls Out New Features – Verification For Job Posts & Message Warning To Dispel Scams

| Published on May 24, 2023

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn rolled out verification features last month. It has now rolled out job post verifications, to keep job post viewers free and far away from job-post related scams, that are on the rise in the country.

Checking a post’s credibility is no joke. Scammers often lure people into applying for seemingly attractive jobs. And due to insufficient authentic information, people often fall prey to such scams easily.

To avoid such mishaps, LinkedIn has brought a new feature whereby job searches on the platform will be easy and safe.

It has started to show verifications related to that particular job post, the viewer is interested in. These verifications will show important information about the poster and the company.

Seeing verifications on job posts will mean that the information has been verified by either of the three parties- the job poster, LinkedIn or any of LinkedIn’s partners. This verified information will notify whether the job poster is affiliated with an official company page, has verified their work email or workplace, or their government ID was verified through CLEAR, a secure identity platform.

These verifications will assert whether these job posts are genuine and also facilitate employers to establish themselves as credible with potential candidates, thus serving a dual purpose.

This feature has already rolled out and verification tools are available for free.

A few months back, LinkedIn released an “about this profile”, which gave pertinent information about when was that particular profile created and when was it last updated and other useful information.

Apart from this, the business and employment focused social media platform has also rolled out another feature– “Message Warning”. This feature cautions users of messages that includes high-risk content that could impact the users’ security. For example, any discrepancy in terms of content or any other factor noticed by the user can be reported and this will not be known by the sender.

These verification tools and features will go a long way in providing an extra layer of protection from fake accounts and scams.

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