Professional social networking platform LinkedIn has rolled out new tools to help job seekers feel safe and confident in their job search.
The new tools include — Job verifications, Profile verifications, and Message warnings.
Verified details regarding a job poster or company will now be displayed on LinkedIn under the heading “verifications related to a job post.”
“When you see verifications on job posts, that means there is information that has been verified as authentic by the job poster, LinkedIn, or one of our partners,” LinkedIn wrote in a blog post on Monday.
The company says that these additional verifications will provide job seekers more assurance in their search and enable recruiters to develop confidence with potential applicants.
“Verifications on job postings are just rolling out, and as we expand access to our free verification tools, you’ll see even more across the jobs you’re exploring,” said LinkedIn.
Furthermore, under Profile verifications, the company introduced additional free methods for users to validate their identities, work email addresses, and workplaces on LinkedIn.
The Message warnings tool will now alert users if communications on LinkedIn include high-risk content that could compromise their security.
For example, the company will inform users if a message requests that they move the chat to another platform, as this might be an indication of a fraud. If something doesn’t feel right, these alerts will give them the option to report the information without informing the sender.