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New LinkedIn Learning features to grow your career

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LinkedIn Learning has several new features to help personalise your content to meet your learning needs and to reach your career aspirations.

Career Goal

The Career Goal feature allows you to explore and navigate career paths by personalising the learner experience to meet your professional goal. You will then receive content recommendations tailored to your career path. Connecting your LinkedIn profile to your account means you’ll get even more personalised recommendations and once you complete a course, you’ll be able to display your learning directly onto your LinkedIn profile.

You can set your Career Goal on your LinkedIn Learning homepage. You’ll see an option to advance your career with personalised learning by setting your career goal. You can choose to grow and advance in your current role, transition into a new role or develop skills to manage teams

Once you have set your goal, you’ll receive personalised content recommendations to help you achieve your goal. You will also be notified of jobs available at the University of Leeds in your chosen role. This feature is completely private to you, and no one will be able to see your career goal.

A screenshot showing the homepage view on LinkedIn Learning, which includes a banner, your in-progress and saved content and some recommended top picks. In addition there is an option to set your career goal from this homepage.

Set your career goal from your LinkedIn Learning homepage

Role Guides

Role Guides are a new feature and like Career Goal, it packages relevant content, skills, jobs and communities for different job roles. Each role suggests top courses for that role, the common skills associated with the role, a range of in-depth learning paths and the opportunity to join relevant LinkedIn communities.

There are currently 33 role guides available across the 3 categories of Business, Creative and Technologies and include roles such as Database Administrator, Project Manager, Graphic Designer and Data Scientist.

You access the Role Guides from the home page by selecting either the Business, Creative or Technology category from the left-side navigation panel. Role Guides appear at the top of each of the categories and are brightly coloured to make them stand out.

A screenshot in LinkedIn Learning showing the different role guides available within the 'Business' section, it includes roles like Project Manager, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager and more. On the left hand side of the screen there are also tabs for 'Creative', 'Technology' too which can be selected.

Role guides are categorised by business, creative and technology and can be accessed from the left-hand side navigation.

Skill Evaluation

The Skill Evaluation feature is a self-assessment tool that will help you to identify your current proficiency level for a skill and suggest content that will help build on your understanding of this subject.

The results are completely private to you and there are currently 42 skills that you can take a skill evaluation for. The skills include Microsoft Office Suite, Time Management, Python, Leadership, Communication and many more. Please refer to the Skill Evaluation guide to view all the skills.

To find the Skill Evaluation for a specific topic follow the instructions below.

  1. On the homepage for LinkedIn Learning, type the skill title in the search box on the top menu bar.
  2. Skill Evaluation will be the first option in the search results.
  3. Answer the questions in the skill evaluation.
  4. You’ll receive your results and will be directed to content relevant to your level and understanding.
  5. You can find all your skill evaluations in your 'My Learning' on the homepage on the left side navigation panel. You can revisit your results and retake them at any time.
A screenshot in LinkedIn Learning shows the Skill Evaluation open appearing at the top of screen when a skill is typed in to the search box.

The Skill Evaluation option will appear when you search a skill.


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