6 Times More LinkedIn Profile Views with The Oracle Digital Certification Badges

Thanks to the Mozilla Open Badges Standard the real benefit for certified software developers started to show up.
According to the OPN, Oracle PartnerNetwork, the individuals with the open LinkedIn account are likely to receive 6 times more profile views if they are in the possession of one of four possible digital badges issued by Oracle.

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Mozilla Open Badges Standard


Acclaim Home Page

On October 12, 2015 Oracle issued me a badge “Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associated”, stating that

You’ve worked hard to earn this achievement. Share the good news with your professional network, friends and family by claiming your badge.

You can click on my badge (in the main sidebar on my Home Page, or on the About page) and see my credentials.

The badge is issued on the platform Acclaim which

is a badging platform that works with credible organizations to recognize, manage and share professional achievements. Acclaim is backed by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.

The badge could be shared on the Social Media Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, and could be sent in an e-mail.

Acclaim’s explanation about Open Badges Usefulness is the following:

Representing your credentials as Open Badges gives you the ability to broadcast your skills across the online destinations you are already using to tell your professional story. More importantly, they differentiate you by offering employers single-click access to validated information that is provided in the context necessary to evaluate it. While it is true that many employers are still learning about Open Badges, there is no doubt that the additional efficiency they offer will make them a convenient currency for communicating professional skills over time.

The Mozilla’s short video explains the purpose of Open Badges

Mozilla Open Badges Standard http://openbadges.org/
Acclaim https://www.youracclaim.com/
Pearson Education https://www.pearson.com/

Understending trends

Hello friends,

Welcome to my virtual home.

Until recently, I did not think or do anything about personal branding for myself. Being a software engineer for many years, I went through many career changes, learned a lot of things, and enjoyed every part of it. But now, a developer should be  an engineer, a businessman, a marketing and sales person, all in one, The BRAND. A pretty demanding and challenging task.

Among all of those requirements, I found personal marketing as the most demanding one. Why? It consists of numerous tasks that should be done almost on a daily bases besides your regular job. It is an extension of your professional job.

Thanks to books

Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0 ” by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry


Success In Programming” by Frederic Harper

I found valuable advice how to start to promote myself.

All three authors give recommendations in a structured follow-the-list way. Besides books, all of them allow the access to other sources of information on their web sites and YouTube.

David Perry’s book is full of stories told by people who successfully went through the process of promoting themselves and Frederic Harper’s book has a list of other authors that should be read.

The very first thing to be done is to understand what talents you already poses and build your brand on them.

This is the ground zero for me and I started climbing Mount Olympus.

Hope, this will be helpful for you.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Have a nice day!

P.S. Keep climbing Mount Olympus ( I mean keep learning and make things happen ) !


Success In Programming
Success in Programming: How to Gain Recognition, Power, and Influence Through Personal Branding, by Frederic Harper,  APRESS, 1 edition, 27 Nov. 2014, ISBN-10: 1484200020, ISBN-13: 978-1484200025

Guerrilla Marketing For Job Hunters 3.0
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today,
by Jay Conrad Levinson and David E. Perry, Wiley, 3 edition, 8 April 2011, ISBN: 1118019091