How do I verify my skills on Work for Impact?

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All freelancers on Work for Impact are required to verify their skills before they can apply for jobs on the platform. You will have a chance to select and verify your skills when you sign up and complete your profile.

There are two methods used to verify skills. The method you use will depend on the skill that you're verifying.

Automated Test

Some skills will require you to complete a test in order to be verified. These automated and timed tests will walk you through a series of questions related to your skill. In order to be verified, you must meet the minimum score requirements within the allotted time. If you don't pass the test on your first attempt you can take the test one more time. If you don't meet the requirements on your second attempt you will have to wait one week before taking the test again.

Manual Verification

Any skill that doesn't have a test associated with it will require a manual verification. There are two steps to the manual verification process:

1. Submit Links to Your Professional Profiles and Upload Documents

You'll have the opportunity to submit links to your professional profile pages (such as LinkedIn). You can also upload documents, including your resume and copies of your certifications.

2. Submit a Video or Schedule a Zoom Video Interview

You can submit a 1-2 minute video where you explain why you are qualified to work on projects that require this skill. You can include information about your education, your work history, examples of instances where you used this skill to complete previous tasks, or anything else you feel is relevant. Our team will review your submission and get back to you within two business days.

You can also schedule a Zoom video interview with one of our team members if you prefer. During your call you'll have a chance to tell us about your skills and experience. We may also ask you some additional questions to ensure we have all the information we need to make an accurate assessment of your skillset.

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