Finding the Right Job for You, Safely and Securely

January 16, 2020

When you’re ready for a career change, we have the tools and the tips to help you land your next job. We also have the technologies and teams in place to keep you safe as you job search. All of this work helps keep LinkedIn a safe, trusted and professional place for you and everyone looking for their next big opportunity.

We use automated defenses and people reviewers to stop fake accounts, spam, and scams (see more in our recent transparency report). This enables us to catch the majority of fake accounts and possible unprofessional content before they ever go live. If you encounter anything you think is inappropriate or believe could be a scam, we encourage you to report it

While you’re on your job search, keep an eye out for these signs of potential fraud:

  • High paying jobs for with little work
  • Jobs that claim to be high paying for little work are, more often than not, too good to be true. These opportunities can include mystery shopper, company impersonator, work from home, or personal assistant posts. 

  • employers don't require payment during recruiting
  • Legitimate employers do not require payment as part of the recruiting process, and they rarely request highly sensitive personal information early in the process. Don’t send money transfers, gift cards, checks, or wire funds as a condition of the application process, and never share your LinkedIn account credentials, your Social Security number, your national identification number, or other highly sensitive personal data.

  • verify the identity of the person
  • It’s very rare to get a job offer after a single remote interview over a video conference call. Question why the process only requires one interview, and consider reaching out to the company directly by direct message, phone, or email to confirm your status in the process.
  • verify the job poster
  • Verify the identity of the person who posted the job. You can use a search engine to fact check by plugging in available contact information from the sender, including name, company, phone number, and email address.
  • bad grammar in a posting
  • Bad grammar in a job posting is a simple, important red flag. When you see it, question the credibility and even legitimacy of the post.

If you have questions or need additional support, you can get in touch with one of our experts through our help center

We’re committed to helping you stay safe as you find your next big opportunity.