LinkedIn: now crowdsourcing verification of job histories?

I have never seen this little red triangle on LinkedIn before.

Interestingly, it seems to be an attempt by LinkedIn to verify jobs in members’ profiles. As LinkedIn continues to grow beyond 90 million users and becomes more and more important in modern professionals’ career management, it becomes increasing important to ensure that the data is accurate.

It’s a little shocking that verification has taken this long to put in place, given the potential for deception and misrepresentation on probably the most important careers site in North America, maybe the globe.

 


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