A user's experiences timeline offers you a view of the user's past professional, academic, and other experiences where they have gained skills in their lifetime. Similar to a CV, the timeline of the experience gives a snapshot of the person's life.
Accessing a User's Experiences Timeline
Follow these steps to access a user's experiences timeline:
- Click on the user's name on your main pane to open their skill profile.
- Go to the Navigation Bar on their skill profile and click Experiences.
- The user's experience timeline will be visible on the main pane of their skill profile.
Understanding User Experiences Timeline
A user experiences timeline consists of five columns that provide information about each user's experience, as explained below:
- Years - An indication of the dates and overall duration of an experience in the timeline.
- Type - The experience type, there are 3 of them:
- Jobs - Experiences during which the user earned income from work, including self-employment
- Education - Academic learning experiences
- Other - Informal activities during which users have nonetheless gained valuable skills and knowledge
- Title - A title given by the user to describe the experience the way they would like it to appear on a CV. For Jobs, this could be the job title. For Education, it could be the certificate earned, and for Others, it could be the name of the activity they did.
- Organization - The name of the organization(s) with which the user was affiliated or where they gained the experience. This could be an employer, an educational institution, or a community organization.
- Skills - The total number of skills the user learned or gained from the experience.
Exploring a User Experience in Detailed View
At the right end of an experience bar, you will see an arrow ( ) which you can click to see the experience and the related skills in detail.
In the detailed view, a user experience consists of 3 columns which show this information:
- Location and frequency - Where and how often the user performs the experience.
- Keywords - keywords the user added as tags for their experience in the application.
- Top skills - all the skills the user learned and used in the experience.