Digital Credentials are fast becoming the educational institutions’ method to manage their academic diplomas and certificates. Gone are those days where you get your degree, have it framed, and hang it in your office. Digital Credentials create a visual representation of all your academic achievements across your lifetime and put it all in one secure portal. This simplified accessibility can provide huge benefits to Learners, but it can also be of significant interest to institutions, businesses, and potential employers.
The simplified process of having all your learning achievements in one place can greatly increase your ability to successfully apply for a position, whether it be for the sake of employment or even to undertake your next stage of learning. If I were to ask you where you have your study results stored right now, I’m sure many of you would struggle to answer or even find them at all. You’d then likely have to endure the process of contacting the relevant institutions which you attended to obtain all the necessary transcripts. In the time this can take, the job of your dreams might have just passed you by. Having continuous secure access to your own credentials allows you the freedom to follow your own achievements and keep track of them for years to come.
Employers can also capitalize on this instant verification. Traditionally to verify a potential candidate’s transcripts, they would require consent forms completed first, which they would have to send to the relevant institutions to fulfill. Many of us probably know of someone who might have embellished a little on their resume to make themselves sound impressive. While most people know better than to lie when applying for a job, there is always the odd story where you hear people just flat out making things up. The use of digital credentials completely alleviates this stress. Employers and recruiters can look someone up instantly and know if they are legitimately as impressive as they appear on paper.
These credentials function like a digital stamp showing completion of a course, an internship, a certificate, a transcript, or even volunteer activities. Learners can choose to share this information with prospective institutions, employers, or even social media platforms. Employers and recruiters have increasingly begun to monitor social channels to review prospective employees and discover them in the first place. Companies can also use this to help develop future talent by allowing them to network with candidates. This relationship can be of mutual gain for Learners who can look to grow their professional network.
Some social platforms allow you to share recognitions you achieve while employed to further your skillsets. Employers may look at this non-degree credential favorably as they can easily keep track of who is improving within their business and show potential.
There’s a good reason that millions of people worldwide look to Digital to manage and share their academic digital credentials. It’s quick, it’s secure, it’s easy, and IT WORKS!