What you need to know
- LinkedIn announced a new Skill Assessments feature.
- The feature allows you to take tests and earn verification badges for various professional skills.
- LinkedIn Learning courses can help users refine skills if they don't pass a test.
LinkedIn announced a new LinkedIn Skill Assessments feature for the business-centered social media network. The feature allows users to take tests to verify their skills which can then be shown off to employers using verified badges. In the next few weeks, LinkedIn will roll out assessments for C++, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and many other categories.
A LinkedIn blog post points out that "69 percent of professionals think their skills are more important than college education when job-seeking." The new skill assessments allow users to show off a verified set of skills quickly. LinkedIn already allows users to be endorsed for skills by colleagues, but endorsements don't always hold weight, especially when an employer doesn't know the endorser.
If a person earns 70 percent or more on a Skill Assessment, they can show a verified skill badge on their profile. If a person doesn't hit the 70 percent mark, they can see where they fell short, and LinkedIn will unlock a free learning course to improve a person's skills for a limited time if one is available.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
The Medium Interview: How the Xbox Series X|S made this title possible
Looking for some inside information on the upcoming psychological horror game The Medium? Well, here's everything you need to know about the gameplay mechanics, haunting storytelling, and performance on Xbox Series X/S, straight from the team responsible.
Everything you need to know about AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs
AMD has unveiled its new lineup of Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards, with three new pieces of hardware to look forward to. Here's what you need to know.
AMD's 'Big Navi' Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs are here, coming November 18
AMD today launched its latest GPUs, the Radeon RX 6000 series. The new cards are a major jump over the previous generation, offering even more power with big architectural improvements.
Make the most of your Surface Pen and Slim Pen with these awesome apps
To really maximize the ability of the Surface Pen and Slim Pen, there are some essential apps you should check out. We've rounded up the best right here for a variety of purposes.