Skills Ontology

LinkedIn is a vast cloud of profiles and skills tagged and endorsed by your peers. The Skills Ontology data from the LinkedIn skills assessments along with hundreds of millions of skills from all the jobs and resumes on LinkedIn—–help recruiters to create connections with professionals in their line of business.

Personalized targeting, screening questions, and powerful matching algorithms help 85% of hirers receive a qualified applicant quickly. The filtering tools are easy to apply and activate, reaching out to applicants and recommend matches—through InMail—at no extra cost.

LinkedIn—is getting access to a vibrant community of people both actively looking for a job and who would explore an excellent opportunity if it came along.

Getting the right person in the door is easy. After you post a job, LinkedIn will match the role to the most relevant candidates so they can quickly find the next hire.

Developing People force Abilities- Why is Ontology—Critical for skills? 

Skills ontology aims to reduce recruiters’ effort and time on the search while increasing the precision with which potential hires are found. A skills ontology can also be used to expose skill gaps and competency levels, to enable the search for people with specific skills. It can influence the requirements for training, education and learning opportunities as part of team building and career planning processes. 

In a comprehensive ontology, the following key elements are cleaved in—

 • Focus is on skills profile and not just the skills of an individual. This allows for a structured pattern for capturing abilities.

 • The Skills Ontology covers almost all functions in various spectrum of industries and talent pools. 

• In-depth skills are obtained to get a comprehensive view of the skills, including the proficiency levels. While talking about skills, it is also necessary to measure experience, and this is included in the ontology too. 

• The Skills Ontology establishes relationships between different categories of skills–such an association of skills has a profound impact on the talent landscape, especially while filling positions that require diverse domain expertise.

• It helps to add the soft skills, socials skills, attitudes, and behavioural attributes to Skills Profile. 

Skills Ontology appreciates the importance of contextual references, captures them within the ontology and prompts the individual in expressing the context of particular expertise

• Different people may refer to the same thing in different ways or by using different words and phrases. Skills Ontology is matched or normalized at the backend. Knowledge, competencies and skills of the employees are the most critical resources of any business. They are the real assets that form the foundation of any company’s success. Skills evolve rapidly; the need for new skills appear while some others become obsolete as quickly. 

All these factors, in addition to recruitment of the right people to the right jobs, help in identifying the critical skills, needed in a workforce, by mapping skills to posts

Identifying skill gaps and resolving them by implementing effective plans and relevant learning experiences are pivotal for workforce development in any organization.

At It’s Your Skills–Skills API enables access to the most comprehensive and constantly updated skills ontology. 

Log on to to connect. It’s your skills focuses on aggregation and organization of skills in a unique Skills Ontology.

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