I recently signed up for Stack Overflow Careers and was finishing up my profile. A few days later I looked at it and just happened to notice a parameter in the URL when I click "My Profile":


I followed the link "view & manage your profile" in the Careers homepage:

Are there other verification steps? My e-mail is validated. Do they do other things to verify your account without you doing anything?

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    Can you clarify what URL you see this parameter on? – Dean Ward Jul 6 '15 at 17:35
  • Edited to answer. – Nate Jul 6 '15 at 17:38
  • @Dean I've added a screenshot on the OP's behalf as well. :) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jul 6 '15 at 17:40
  • Got here via Google while searching for the answer to this exact question. Now @Jon-Chan has me curious! – Jonathan Landrum Jul 17 '15 at 13:49

Currently, there are no further verification steps. The ?verified=False parameter you're seeing is for an upcoming change we're pushing later this month to allow more people to get Careers profiles. It has no effect on the current profile and you don't need to do anything.

More to come in the next few weeks.

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    Is there any plan to make a better URL that can be included on resumes? ie. careers.....com/realname – Martin Beckett Jul 21 '15 at 17:23
  • You can actually do that already - go to your profile and go to your Profile Settings and you can create a custom URL – Jon Chan Jul 21 '15 at 17:26
  • it is kind of mis-directing to the users saying "verified=false". Most of them are developers so they think something in our profile not verified. In short, bad UX. – Mr_Green Sep 23 '15 at 4:52

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