AUSTIN, Texas – March 20, 2019 – Indeed, the world’s #1 job site, announced today that job seekers can now proactively take skills-based assessments and add the results directly to their Indeed Resume. This new feature helps job seekers stand out by highlighting their qualifications to employers, allowing hiring managers to more easily identify candidates who have the right skills for their open roles.
“Assessments allow job seekers to show employers they have the skills a job requires in a way that their work history or educational background may not,” said Raj Mukherjee, SVP of Product at Indeed. “We believe this is an important step to providing a more holistic view of a job seeker’s capabilities and to help to reduce bias in hiring and to focus on what matters most – skills.”
Resumes alone do not offer the full breadth of a candidate’s capabilities. Assessments help employers find and evaluate candidates based on their skills and abilities while also giving job seekers a way to demonstrate their qualifications when applying for jobs.
Employers have been able to send assessments to job applicants since the launch of Indeed Assessments last year. Candidates who have completed an Indeed assessment are 30% more likely to get a positive response from that employer, while employers who use Indeed Assessments to evaluate job seekers have seen a 27% reduction in time to hire.
Job seekers who have an Indeed account can choose to take any of the 50+ pre-built, psychologist designed, skills assessments related to a variety of industries including administration, customer service, technology and sales. Once an assessment has been completed, job seekers are given the option to share the results on their saved resume and can hide the results any time.
Indeed accounts, resumes and assessments are free to job seekers and can easily be created by uploading a resume or by building a new one on Indeed.
More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world (comScore, March 2018) and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 250 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed. For more information, visit indeed.com.
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