LinkedIn launches a new tool called “Skills Assessments” to help job seekers

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Trust LinkedIn to always come up with the right tool to help employers and employees—the Microsoft owned professional network has just launched a new tool to strengthen the position of job seekers. The new tool, “Skill Assessments,” is designed to help job seekers prepare ahead of their next assessment tests.

For those who have upcoming multiple-choice tests, the tool will help equip them and put them in better shape ahead of things. They can use Skill Assessment to test their knowledge in such areas as computer languages, software packages, and several other work-related skills.

The new tool, according to TechCrunch, is already being rolled out across the globe on Tuesday, but is only available in a small test mode. 2 million tests, according to the professional social networking company, have already taken and applied across the network. Judging by this figure, it is almost safe to say that Skill Assessments is a popular tool, and could very well be a success when fully launched.

Job hunters will have access to English language tests covering some 75 different skills—and all that will be available at no cost. Of course, more languages are being worked on, which will be made available to users in the foreseeable future.


The Skill Assessments tool has arrived at a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to get their desired positions these days. With high paying jobs becoming increasingly difficult to access, it is only important for job hunters to be better prepared before heading out to a job test.

A couple of months back; June precisely, LinkedIn launched new tools to help job seekers prepare for job interviews. LinkedIn’s suite of tools was launched to help you prepare ahead of your next interview. According to the company, 54 percent of job seekers say the interview phase of their job search is “moderately to extremely challenging.” This is usually linked to lack of confidence and uncertainty among other reasons.

LinkedIn has helped identify some commonly asked interview questions, as well as partner with career experts, hiring managers and professional recruiters to help put you in the right frame of mind for your next interview. Some of the career experts that will be offering professional tips to you include Jenny Foss and Linda Raynier.

The company promised to make some videos available to users few weeks after the launch. The videos, according to LinkedIn, will make it easier to prepare for interview. The videos will be short so that users can easily digest the content. Well, the videos, according to LinkedIn will be available only to Premium members. Premium members will also be able to get exclusive access to expert-approved sample interview answers.

You can access the new tools by going to the job tab within the job tracker dashboard on desktop. For mobile, you can find the new tools within the job tab under applied jobs.

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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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