Add badges of skill to your Linkedin profile that recruiters will notice.
With LinkedIn's newest feature: Skills Assessment.
33 skill tests are currently available mostly for tech-related skills. If you pass the multiple-choice skill quiz you earn a badge for your profile verifying that skill. The tests are on the honor system and have to be renewed annually to retain the profile badge.
You can find the skill tests available as a button in your skills and endorsements section.
Now! The new feature rolled out globally this week. More tests coming soon!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH?
A competitive edge. Recruiters will be using badges as a new way to filter the candidate pool for matches to job openings.
You'll be found. Companies will also be able to target paid job ads for candidates with a verifiable skillset.
Want to learn more? Read TechCrunch’s take here.