Google’s CEO job opening on LinkedIn: Is Sundar Pichai Planning to move out?

By : |July 29, 2019 0

Is Google looking for a new CEO as its LinkedIn page posted a job opening for the post of CEO? Actually not, it’s a fake job opening on the company page. This and some other fake job opening appeared on Company’s LinkedIn pages as well as showed up in Google’s listing for job searches.

Netherlands-based recruiter Michel Rijnders discovered the loophole and claimed that the bug allowed him to create job openings for Google and Linkedin CEOs. Also, as these services are premium so you need to pay some amount but he was able to post them at no cost.

Rijnders wrote a post and mentioned that “When I create a job post for a company, no questions are asked. You recommend to receive applications via LinkedIn, but I can also set up an external url to which applicants for your job are redirected.”

He also mentioned that the loophole could allow anyone to abuse the platform and fetch sensitive data of users. He added, “When you are evil you can promote your business via LinkedIn company pages of competitors. Or you abuse this system to catch personal details of applicants that think they are applying at LinkedIn or the NSA. Phishing and identity fraud are no unlikely scenarios. But the real bad guys probably can think of better frauds than I can.”

LinkedIn responded to the Rijnders’ findings and said that it was a bug that accidentally made live and that it has already been patched.

LinkedIn is quoted that “this issue was caused by a bug in our online jobs experience that allowed members to edit the company after a job had already been posted. The issue has now been resolved. Fraudulent job postings are a clear violation of our terms of service. When they are brought to our attention, we quickly move to take them down. While we do allow companies to post on behalf of other companies (such as in the case of recruiting firms), this is only permitted with the knowledge of both parties.”

“Regarding free job postings, we have not historically had free job postings as part of the LinkedIn experience. However, we’re running a test that allows small and midsized businesses to post a limited number of jobs for free. This member was a part of that test,” it added.

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