Do others think you have skills on LinkedIn? Endorsements arrive in the UK
You have always been able to recommend people on LinkedIn but after the announcement some weeks ago you can also now endorse your 1st degree connections’ skills and expertise on LinkedIn with just one click.
It is really simple to endorse someone’s skills on LinkedIn, simply scroll down to the skills section of their profile, click the name of the skill or the + symbol next to the skill and heh presto done.
Your name and picture will then appear next to the skill on their profile, and an update regarding the endorsement will appear in both of your network update streams via the homepage and an email will also be sent to the person you’ve endorsed.
Moving on from this LinkedIn will now show the most endorsed skills first, so it should be simpler to spot the people who are really good at what they do. Although I have already seen some pleading emails circulating, quite sad really that they have to ask, just my view.
You may also see a blue box at the top of your connection’s profile that will allow you to suggest and endorse multiple skills. Suggested skills won’t appear on your connection’s profile until they approve them, so you can help your connections to show the right skills and endorse them too.
If you have made the fatal mistake of endorsing someone you wish you hadn’t, say you logged onto LinkedIn when you got home from the pub (never do that!), fear not, you can remove it by going to their profile, pause the cursor over the skills that you previously endorsed and click undo, done!
There is some functionality for hiding endorsements too, but I wouldn’t do that just yet as it is irreversible.
It will be very interesting to see what skills get endorsed and the other skills people suggest you have. For a live example have a look at my skills section on my profile here.
Happy endorsing all!