Experience & Location Updates

As described in Data Updates, keeping our experience and locations objects current is one of our primary focuses. Here we outline how we communicate these updates to customers across both fields.

job_ and location_ fields

Every experience and locations object has an is_primary field that contains a boolean value. For a single profile, there will be at most one profile tagged as primary. This profile will appear in the flattened job_ and location_ fields. The primary values are the ones we believe to be the most recent/relevant object from the experience/locations array.

last_updated Field

The last_updated field exists for both locations objects and the top-level experience object (as the job_last_verified field). It indicates the last time one of our Data Union partners saw a person's location and/or current job "in the wild." Since many of our data partners are themselves focused on data accuracy, we are able to utilize their timestamps to accurately map when this value was last seen. The last_updated date does not necessarily indicate that a change in the field occurred but when the most recent data source was provided this data and confirmed its accuracy.