Re: Linked-In: Your Skills' Desirability Is Cratering Year Over Year

Subject: Re: Linked-In: Your Skills' Desirability Is Cratering Year Over Year
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:55:56 -0500

I noticed wonkiness with it as well. Chalk it up to another well
intended feature gone awry. ;) Kind of like Klout for skills; makes
you say "hmmm" and then ignore the data.

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi, everyone.
>
> I got an email today from Linked-In prompting me to add skills to my profile. I was unaware of a "skills" listing and will look into it before I start clicking all these "Add Skill" buttons.
>
> HOWEVER . . . LinkedIn provides tells you how many people have this skill in their resume and then adds a percentage "Year Over Year." They don't say what: the number of people specifying this skill in LinkedIn? The number of searches looking for this skill? I'm guessing it's the number of resumes specifying the skill.
>
> Here are the skills Linked-In proposes for me, the number of people with that skill, and their year-over-year outlook:
>
> Technical writing: 112 K users, -4%
> Documentation: 1 M, -7%
> Adobe Acrobat: 93.6 K, -10%
> Writing: 1.4 M, + 5%
> Word: 854 K, -7%
> HTML: 639 K, -1%
> XML: 369K, -9%
> FrameMaker: 12.4 K, -16%
> Editing: 778 K, 0%
> Online Help: 16.9 K, -15%
>
> Hmmm. What's wrong with this picture?
>
> --Nancy
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