One of our students was invited to five interviews because of her badge-filled resume. The employers gave her feedback that they want to see more of these on other applicants’ resumes.
Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) November 29, 2016
Recently, Wonderlic conducted a Career Education Talent Showcase, which gave students and recent graduates from Allied Health programs the opportunity to complete competency-based assessments and earn digital badges.
“It was an initiative to ensure that employers could recognize who are best prepared to succeed in the fast-paced, challenging healthcare work environment,” said Charlie Wonderlic, CEO, Wonderlic, Inc.
Hundreds of postsecondary students volunteered to take Wonderlic's series of interactive, competency-based assessments for their specific Allied Health Program and earned digital badges. The Career Education Talent Showcase featured:
- 310 students
- 8 institutions
- 2,375 digital badges
- 4 Allied Health Programs - Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Assistant, and Phlebotomist
Students who responded to Wonderlic's Talent Showcase Survey reported feeling more confident about their skills after taking the competency-based assessments and being excited about earning and sharing digital badges. In addition, 89% of the students reported that the competency-based assessments reflected what they expect to see on the job.
Here's what some students had to say:
- “It was great, easy to understand, and exciting to see the skills I’ve learned put to the test.” - Cydney G.
- “I feel it will definitely be an advantage to be able to document for prospective employers my abilities and specific skills.” - Renae G.
Furthermore, students found that digital badges helped them stand out to employers and land a job. Click here to see digital badges in action on a student’s resume.
According to Alexandria Ferrara, Career Services Advisor, at Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, AZ, “One of our students was invited to five interviews because of her badge-filled resume. The employers gave her feedback that they want to see more of these on other applicants’ resumes.”
According to Nychelle Steen, a recent graduate from Pima's Medical Assistant Program, “The badges gave me the opportunity to really cover my skills.” Steen also said, “I never walked away from an interview feeling like I forgot to mention something regarding my skill set.”
Nychelle added, “During the interviews, I found the employers had many questions about the badges, the more we spoke about them the more impressed they were.”
Since graduation, Nychelle was hired as a medical assistant at a private practice in Mesa.