Credly now offers to issuing organizations a Talent Directory of its earners so that your unique skills stand out for professional opportunities. The directory enables recruiters, hiring managers, and others to connect with you about opportunities based on the specific skills and digital credentials you’ve earned.
Issuing organizations will need to enable this feature. When they do, you will be notified.
The Talent directory is hosted on Credly(where you go to accept and share digital credentials you’ve earned).
Here’s how to make sure you’re included in the directory:
- Go to https://www.credly.com/users/sign_in and sign into your account.
- Under account settings, go to Privacy + Security and make sure "allow my profile to be included in searchable directories" is enabled
- On your dashboard, make sure digital badges from participating Issuers are set to “make badge public.”
You’ll also want to update your profile to reflect your current location, employer, and position to connect with the best opportunities.
Credly also has the ability to “Send a Message” Enabling this feature allows recruiters, hiring managers, and others to connect with you about opportunities directly through your profile.
To turn this feature on:
Under account settings, go to Privacy + Security and make sure "allow users to contact me using my public profile. " is enabled
Once enabled you’ll see “Send a Message” next to your profile image.
What happens when I am sent a message?
When anyone selects "Send a Message" from your profile, a message window will open.
The sender is required to enter a subject line and a message up to 1000 characters.
When sent, the message is delivered to the email address you have set as your primary email within your account. You will receive an email from Credly (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org) with the message. You can respond directly to this email to continue the conversation.
Please note: Credly does not display your email address during this process. However, when you respond to the message from your email, it will be visible to the sender of the original message.
If you’d prefer to not be listed in these issuer Talent directories or would like to disable the "Send a Message" feature, please go to Privacy + Security under your account settings and disable “allow my profile to be included in searchable directories.” and “allow users to contact me using my public profile"