LinkedIn has announced a new function that allows users to validate their skills and certify them by passing a test or test that is developed within the professional social network itself. This way they can stand out for their knowledge and, in the eyes of recruiters, will offer more confidence regarding their professional qualities.
So far professionals can include in the platform the list of skills they have, even other users can validate them: knowledge in digital marketing, use of Microsoft Word, development of HTML websites, among other things. But from now on, with The new feature, which is called LinkedIn Skills Assessments, can validate and certify your experience “officially” on LinkedIn.
The professional social network offers users short evaluations that have been designed by experts. To examine using the tool, the user should only go to the skills section of his profile, click on <Take aptitude test> and select any of the available skills assessments that he wishes to perform.
If the evaluation is approved with a percentage of success in the answers of 70% or higher, the professional can acquire a badge of “verified ability”, thus allowing to build a more powerful profile and be more recognized for job opportunities.
In case the professional fails to pass the test, he will have to wait three months to redo the evaluation. At this time, the user can take the opportunity to take any of the LinkedIn Learning courses to improve their skills. On the other hand, if the professional does pass the evaluation, he must repeat the test every year to keep his credentials of verified ability.
For their part, recruiters will be able to filter candidates accurately for their job offers depending on the skills they have certified. This new LinkedIn feature – which has also improved its tools for freelancers and freelancers – is already enabled worldwide after it has been tested for months with a group of users who have come to perform more than 2 million tests of validation.
The function is enabled worldwide. Likewise, LinkedIn announced that the evaluations had already been implemented in a test group that has performed more than 2 million evaluations on the platform, where they have been able to show how popular and necessary the new function is.