LinkedIn skills tests will assess users—but will they predict performance?

Michelle Cheng
LinkedIn skills tests will assess users—but will they predict performance?

LinkedIn wants to know what you know, and wants employers to know it, too. The social network for professionals has rolled out a skills assessment tool—in the form of short, multiple-choice questions that take about 15 to 20 minutes—to allow users to validate their proficiency with spreadsheets, coding languages, and other work-related skills, and to help the site deliver more personalized job opportunities. Users can now scroll to the skills section of their LinkedIn profile, and select one of the skills they want to validate.