I have stumbled about several job adverts where the tag "*LI-CW1" is used below the text without explaining it.

Any ideas what's it about?

Update: Other mysterious Codes from the quora question: LI-RF1, LI-AB1, LI-JW1

  • Can you provide a better example? The link you include is just a google search with not many obviously relevant results.
    – David K
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 20:15
  • I didn't want to post links to specific companies but well from the first page of results for example this one: www127.abb.com/sap%28bD1lbiZjPTEwMA==%29/bc/bsp/sap/…
    – arved
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 20:16
  • Related is LI-Y which is also sometimes used
    – arved
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 20:18
  • or pennmedicine.jobs/philadelphia-pa/…
    – arved
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 20:20
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    LinkedIn-Yahoo, LinkedIn--some job website? That is, it's a HR or recruiter's note about where it's been posted. Ah-ha, recruiter on Quora question says it does have to do with LinkedIn
    – mkennedy
    Commented May 27, 2016 at 18:09

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As mkennedy pointed in his comment, the "LI" is very likely an abbreviation for "LinkedIn", as indicating jobs offers posted on that social network. They remaining part may have a specific meaning only for the company (or the recruiter, or the recruiting company) with which you are applying, to track the source of the application. Indeed, you may be asked to use that specific reference when you're filling the application form.


CW1 indicates "A CNMI-Only transitional worker" per the US Citizen and Immigration website.

Unfortunately I don't see anything about L1 but:

The CW-1 category provides lawful U.S. temporary immigration status, known as “nonimmigrant” status, to eligible foreign workers who:

Perform specific, legitimate services or labor for an employer in the CNMI; and Are ineligible for any other kind of employment-based nonimmigrant status under the INA. Transitional workers are expected to find a suitable alternative immigration status before the end of the CW program if they wish to remain in the CNMI lawfully.

  • I don't think this answer is right. I've seen the "LI-CW1" (L I not L 1) for jobs that are in Indianapolis, Nurnburg, elsewhere so specifically not in the CNMI.
    – mkennedy
    Commented May 27, 2016 at 18:02

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