If a recruiter messages or emails you, make sure they’re doing so from a legitimate account. If they reached out via email, check their handle to see if it’s from a corporate website. If not, ask them to email you from their company email address. If they refuse or don’t respond, it’s likely a scam. […]
Before accepting that friend request or LinkedIn connection, be sure to verify they’re a real person. There are many accounts out there on various social media platforms that are there simply to spread malicious links or skim people’s personal information. If you receive a request from one of these accounts, promptly decline it then report […]
You should edit your public LinkedIn profile to hide unnecessary personal data, like your ZIP code or contact information. To do this: Select your picture in the top right corner. Select View Profile > Edit Public Profile and URL > Select Edit Content. Make any edits necessary and save.
As a professional networking site, LinkedIn serves as a reminder of how important it is to balance security and convenience. Typically, users want to be discoverable so they can easily expand their networks and connect to new job opportunities. Being too accessible, however, means providing personal information that could be exploited by malicious users. Once […]
Have you ever seen an offer on Facebook for a program showing you who viewed your profile? Such functionality doesn’t exist, and if you try to download it you’ll probably get malware instead. Also watch out for links in Twitter Direct Messages and work-from-home schemes on LinkedIn.
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