How to Use LinkedIn Skill Assessments to Stand Out

MakeUseOf | 10/16/2019 | Shianne Edelmayer
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LinkedIn Skill Assessments help connect recruiters with job hunters by having job hunters prove their knowledge and skills.

The tests are run through the LinkedIn website. In this article, we’ll show you how to use LinkedIn Skill Assessments to stand out from the crowd.

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What Are LinkedIn Skill Assessments?

LinkedIn Skill Assessments are a series of multiple-choice exams that allow you to prove the skills that are stated in your profile.

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If you “grade in the 70th percentile or above”—according to LinkedIn—you officially pass and get a LinkedIn skill badge. The social media site will display your badge on your profile.

If you fail the quiz, you can take the test again in three months. Your profile will remain the same. No one will know that you took the test and failed.

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To construct these tests, LinkedIn contacted multiple experts and peer-reviewed their answers. Each test is time-based, so people cannot cheat by looking for clues.

While LinkedIn Skill Assessments are available internationally, it’s important to note that not all tests will be available to all users. In addition, these tests are only available in English. However, LinkedIn plans to expand the Skill Assessments program over time.

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NB: LinkedIn are consistently innovating in order to keep the platform fresh. So much so that in February 2019, LinkedIn launched its own video streaming service called LinkedIn Live.

Called LinkedIn Live, the service will be aimed at delivering the kind of content that aligns with LinkedIn's userbase.

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What Skill Assessments Are Available?

There are lots of tests currently available through LinkedIn Skill Assessments. Topics range from coding to office-based applications like Adobe Acrobat.

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According to the LinkedIn Help Pages, the following tests are available. However, as previously noted, availability depends on your location:

When it comes to other skills, you can be tested on:

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Once you finish a test, you’ll be give a score. If you...
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