LinkedIn’s Skill Assessment Feature Helps Job Seekers and Employers Alike

LinkedIn has a new feature that could be as beneficial to job seekers as it is to those looking to hire!

According to BusinessNewsDaily.com, users can now complete a short quiz to verify their proficiency in a number of skills from Excel and Power Point to Java and C++.

They estimate that you’re 30% more likely to get a job if you complete a LinkedIn Skill Assessment. As an employer, this opens a great opportunity to find quality candidates more easily.

John Jersin, LinkedIn’s vice president of product management says “each Skill Assessment is constructed through a rigorous content creation and review process in partnership with LinkedIn Learning, industry and subject matter experts.” A recent study suggests that almost 70% of professionals believe “verified skills are more important than a college education.”

Studies also find that 76% said they felt being able to “verify skills would help them stand out amongst other candidates.” LinkedIn continues to be an invaluable tool for employees and employers alike.

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