Professionals out there are big believers that their skills matter more than their educational qualifications. While that may be true, when looking for jobs, there is no way to really let your potential employers know how good you are.
Well, there has not been a way to do that until now. LinkedIn’s announcement of a new way to specify exactly how good you are at the skills you choose to put up on your profile. The new feature is known as Skills Assessment.
How Skills Assessment on LinkedIn works:
- Third-party experts on skills can now help you validate your own skills through the latest feature on LinkedIn.
- All LinkedIn members can now validate the skills in their possession through short-form assessments.
- The skills that you can validate yourself through skills assessment for skills that range from coding and use of Microsoft Excel to everyday business tools.
Upon passing, your LinkedIn profile will show a verified badge on the skills that you possess.
What’s in it for your hiring process?
Early research taken on by LinkedIn shows a 30% increase in likeliness of getting a job offer.
This makes a potential client or employer more likely to believe when you say you are skilled in a particular job skill. As soon as you pass a test for the skill of your choice, LinkedIn will give you job recommendations related to the skill.
LinkedIn is really working hard on making it easier for job hunters and freelancers to find relevant job opportunities. The company also recently made a feature rollout on their site to make it easier for Freelancers to put themselves out there in the market.
This will also help small business owners to stand out from the crowd and put themselves out there, showcasing their individual availability.
In case you don’t pass through the skills assessment in the first time around, you can always brush up your skills and try again.
Finding your job has never been easier than this, all thanks to LinkedIn. How do you believe this will help you find better job opportunities? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.