Free Skill Tests Start TodayElance_Cathy | Feb 06, 2009
We are excited to announce that all skill tests are now free of charge. That's right – Elance providers can take any one of 245 tests to highlight their qualifications and differentiate themselves at no charge.
We also recently added almost 70 new tests, including project management, financial reporting and Linux.
Why should you consider taking a skills test?
Set yourself apart. Skills test help you differentiate your skills and expertise from the competition. When employers browse profiles, they are assessing your experience, and tested skills are another way you can demonstrate your depth of knowledge.
Get more visibility. Potential clients can now filter search results by tested skills – they can use the filter to display only providers with tested skills.
It's easier than ever. We also made it easier for providers to access skills tests. To take a skills test, simply go to your Edit Profile page and click on the 'Add Skills' link under the skills section. And for providers with self-assessed skills, we added a 'Test Now' link next to the self-assessed skill.
But wait, there's more! We also improved the feedback loop on skill tests. You now have the opportunity to comment on individual questions as well as the test in general. I will review all of the feedback and continually improve Elance skill testing.
There are three more things you should know:
- Take as many skill tests as you'd like, however, if you want to re-take a test, you'll have to wait 14 days. The good news is that retakes are now free of charge.
- The total number of skills shown on your profile will remain dependent upon your membership level (which ranges from 5 to 20 displayed skills).
- If a provider has a Team membership, skill tests are free for all members of their team.