The LinkedIn Resume Test: Does Your Experience Stack Up?

by | Sep 20, 2019

The LinkedIn Resume Test: Does Your Experience Stack Up?Telling white lies on your resume? Not anymore.

Somewhere on your resume, there is a list of skills that might make you more appealing to a potential employer. This includes knowing how to use Excel, typing ten thousand words a minute or the ability to code websites. And in most cases, that resume is also on your LinkedIn profile.

According to the job resource site, LinkedIn is making it harder for you to pretend you’re talented. If you’re a LinkedIn member you can test and validate your skills with a new tool. If you pass you get a “verified skill” badge that builds up your profile and makes it more visible to potential employers.

If you don’t pass you can keep the results a secret and brush up on your skills for next time. But keep in mind; this gives employers a new tool to tell what you’re all about. If you list skills you don’t have they could ask you to verify them.

So unless lying is your special skill… you might want to brush up.

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