A few years ago, LinkedIn (LI) rolled out a new feature to help make it clear to employers that you have the necessary skills. LI developed online assessments which have been designed by subject matter experts and are in different topic areas like business, technical, and design.
LI users can take an assessment by navigating to the skills section of your profile and selecting the relevant Skill Assessment. These assessments are timed. If you have a disability, you can activate the accessibility feature for Skills Assessments which should give you more time to complete the test.
By default, your score is private; however, if you score in the 70th percentile or higher, then you will have passed the assessment. Passing means you have the option of displaying a “verified skills” badge on your profile. You have full control over the visibility of your results and can choose to display badges or not. If you don’t pass, you can take the assessment again once you’ve brushed up your skills. However, keep in mind that you can only take each assessment once per three months.
LI developed these assessments because 76% of professionals said they wished there was a way to verify their skills in the hopes of standing out against other candidates. If you are job searching, you might want to take a look and consider taking an assessment to verify your skill sets.