Major professional social network platform LinkedIn has been focusing on boosting the job hunting process for its users, and has now released Skills Assessment as the latest fruit of these efforts. Skills Assessments comprises of short, multiple-choice quizzes that users can take to "certify" their knowledge and skills in different industries.
The feature is being rolled out globally. However, while offering the skills assessments as part of an earlier, limited beta, LinkedIn says that 2 million tests were taken and applied across the platform. That’s a sign of how the full service might well be a very popular, and needed, feature.
First up are English-language tests covering some 75 different skills, all free to take, but the plan, according to Emrecan Dogan, the group product manager in its talent solutions division, is to “ramp that up agressively” in the near future, both adding in different languages and more test areas.
The skills assessment tool is coming at an important moment for LinkedIn.
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