Are LinkedIn jobs fake? Are LinkedIn jobs fake?
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    Default Are LinkedIn jobs fake?

    I’ve always used jobserve or friends to get jobs and ignored linkedIn as a sort of spy and spam scam.

    But I found out there’s an inbox/email thing that I haven’t been reading. It’s full of messages asking if I want programming jobs for salaries at £150,000 to £300,000 - usually for C++ or Python.

    Now, even after taxes, that’s comparable to the contract rates I get as a not very good jack-of-all-trades programmer.

    So what’s the catch? Why are the rates offered on LinkedIn twice what they are on jobserve?

    I was thinking of dumping jobserve anyway because the scroll bar doesn’t work properly, this extra hundred grand may be enough for me to make the jump.

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    If you are job hunting wouldn't any sane person use all the options available to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    If you are job hunting wouldn't any sane person use all the options available to them
    I’m neither job hunting nor sane, but one good reason to not use both would be because the jobserve ones seem to pay a hundred grand or so less per year.

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    Lots of LI jobs are fake or screenscraped and will link you through countless amount of fake job websites where you need to register only to find out it was posted 40 days ago as where it in LI said posted today.
    Typically the jobs that don't have an icon of a company next to it, but only some grey default picture fall in this category.

    PS I see on jobserve also a lot of fake jobs at the moment, the same.contracts or jobs posted every day over and over again for the last three months, especially Anson McCade seems to do it, with very high salary or rates
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    If you are job hunting wouldn't any sane person use all the options available to them
    Absolutely. I'm coming out of retirement to do a job for a Nigerian prince. I had to pay £5000 to cover the paperwork but that's nothing compared to the rate I've ben offered.
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    On linkedin you should be mostly applying directly to end company you'd be working for. In this case most will be real as long as the company is real.

    I don't think many 3rd party recruitment companies advertise on Linkedin. I haven't really applied to any jobs like that anyway. They tend to use the job boards. So if the extra 100k job is one of these then its probably fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayn200 View Post
    On linkedin you should be mostly applying directly to end company you'd be working for. In this case most will be real as long as the company is real.

    I don't think many 3rd party recruitment companies advertise on Linkedin. I haven't really applied to any jobs like that anyway. They tend to use the job boards. So if the extra 100k job is one of these then its probably fake.
    Lots of agencies advertise on LI, including contracts. Both by just posting about them in their feeds and in the jobs section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayn200 View Post
    On linkedin you should be mostly applying directly to end company you'd be working for. In this case most will be real as long as the company is real.

    I don't think many 3rd party recruitment companies advertise on Linkedin. I haven't really applied to any jobs like that anyway. They tend to use the job boards. So if the extra 100k job is one of these then its probably fake.
    But plenty of individual recruitment consultants do. You'll only see them if those individuals are in your 'network' though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayn200 View Post
    On linkedin you should be mostly applying directly to end company you'd be working for. In this case most will be real as long as the company is real.

    I don't think many 3rd party recruitment companies advertise on Linkedin. I haven't really applied to any jobs like that anyway. They tend to use the job boards. So if the extra 100k job is one of these then its probably fake.
    An agent I used once posts on LinkedIn first in his network then about 24-48 hours later puts the role on jobserve if there are no takers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    But plenty of individual recruitment consultants do. You'll only see them if those individuals are in your 'network' though.
    I see them make posts but I haven't seen them post in the actual job board part of linkedin.

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