An Important Notice for Job Seekers

With the increased use of technology in the recruiting and job screening process, there has been an increase in the number of fraudulent activities to take advantage of job seekers. LPL Financial is aware of fraudulent employment offerings with the company by individuals or organizations posing as LPL Financial representatives or employees.
 

Finding legitimate opportunities at LPL Financial

Legitimate job openings at LPL Financial are posted on LPL Financial’s career website, which is also where applications must be submitted.  Any job applications received by LPL Financial will be evaluated based on the requirements outlined on the posted job description and a candidate’s experience.

Characteristics of a scam offer

The goal of the scammer is to get money or personal information from you. Scammers may try to contact you using unsolicited text messages, emails, or messages on online chat forums. However, LPL Financial will never ask you for payment to move forward as a job applicant or candidate. 

Note: LPL Financial will communicate with a job applicant who has already applied for a position at LPL and only through an email that ends in "@lpl.com."

The LPL Financial application process

We’re here to make our application process as easy as possible for you. Here’s what you can expect. While the LPL hiring process varies based on position and location, these are the general steps.

  • Apply
  • Review/Screen
  • Interview
  • Offer
Step 1

When you find a job that is a good match for you, click the "Apply Now" link.

Step 2

Our recruiters will review resumes and screen for the best-fit candidates.

Step 3

If selected, a recruiter will arrange a phone call or an interview with you. If you are selected for the next step in the interview process, you will be invited for a follow-up two-way video interview using WebEx or an in-person interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4

If you are selected for the position, a recruiter will extend a job offer through our ATS WorkDay.

  • Apply
Step 1
More

When you find a job that is a good match for you, click the "Apply Now" link.

  • Review/Screen
Step 2
More

Our recruiters will review resumes and screen for the best-fit candidates.

  • Interview
Step 3
More

If selected, a recruiter will arrange a phone call or an interview with you. If you are selected for the next step in the interview process, you will be invited for a follow-up two-way video interview using WebEx or an in-person interview with the hiring manager.

  • Offer
Step 4
More

If you are selected for the position, a recruiter will extend a job offer through our ATS WorkDay.

Warning signs to look for

Initial contact

  • You are contacted by a text message or email, not a phone call
  • You never directly applied for a position with LPL Financial* — review an overview of LPL Financial’s application process
  • If you are contacted by email, the email address is not the company’s email (@lpl.com)
  • You are invited to participate in an interview immediately
  • You are presented with a list of potential jobs, not a specific position
  • You are told to download a third-party messaging service (such as Google Hangout) to interview exclusively using instant messaging

During the interview

  • The interview is conducted exclusively online and/or by chat, and the interviewer resists any request for a video call
  • You are asked for information unrelated to the job, such as age, ethnicity, gender
  • You are asked to provide specific banking, credit card, or other financial information
  • You are asked to provide confidential information such as your social security number or date of birth
  • Correspondence is unprofessional and contains punctuation and grammatical errors
  • You are offered the job immediately

After the job offer

  • You are told you will be sent a check to pay for setting up your home office; the individual closely tracks the delivery and you are told to deposit the check immediately after receiving it and provide a receipt
  • You are told to purchase gift cards and must send the numbers on the card to the individual who interviewed you
  • You are told to purchase specific equipment
  • You are asked for login and password information for various accounts

Protecting yourself

  • When in doubt, confirm you are participating in a legitimate interview with an LPL Financial representative by contacting LPL Financial directly at (800) 877-7210
  • All LPL Financial jobs are available on our careers website, which is where you also directly apply for any LPL Financial job. 
  • Review our application process.
  • Never provide confidential, private, or financial information during the interview process.
     

Report suspicious activity 

File a complaint with the FTC, your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency. 

 

*In limited circumstances, a legitimate LPL Financial Recruiter may contact you about a possible opportunity.  This will be for a specific position based on your skillset.  In this case, you can ask the Recruiter to send you an email from their work email (@lpl.com) or to call them at their work number to confirm their identity.


Legal disclaimer

The general public is cautioned not to respond to or interact with any individual or entity that issues any unsolicited emails, texts, chats, or other correspondence making demand for money from individuals on the pretext of being called for an interview or offered employment with LPL Financial. LPL Financial is not in any way connected or associated with communications, and therefore, cannot be held liable for the actions of either the perpetrators or responding individuals. Any person dealing with such individuals or entities shall do so at his/her/their own risk and LPL Financial shall not be responsible for any loss or injury.