People Are Adding ‘Badges’ to Their Resumes Now

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They’re called digital badges. Or micro credentials.

Because a resume stating a person graduated from any college with a 4 year degree doesn’t mean much to employers now, they’re looking for new ways to demonstrate hirability.

The badges are for specific things, like critical thinking, good oral communication, creative problem solving, collaborating, reliance, and unnumbered other skills a person could work toward acquiring.

Colleges are considering having students aim at badges that represent things they want to be good at, and then giving them the badges if they earn them.

The badges are hosted online with the relevant metadata, including the body of work done by the student and the assessment done of his or her work.