Even though it’s been over three years since LinkedIn launched the Skills feature – and allowed endorsements of those skills – it’s one of the most confusing and misunderstood LinkedIn profile sections.
To help end that confusion, here are seven facts and tips about LinkedIn endorsements…
LinkedIn has more than 400 million users. So how does a single job seeker or young business professional stand out, get found and then impress a potential employer?
There’s no such thing as a skills gap.
That’s the contention from Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times. He rejects the idea that employers can’t find people with the “right” set of skills.
It’s one thing to DO financial analysis but equally important HOW you do financial analysis. Are you dependable? Easy to work with? Considerate of others?
That’s why we should add these 24 “endorsements” to LinkedIn profiles that would make you a better candidate.
Like them or hate them, LinkedIn endorsements aren’t going away.
Dismissed by many as something as about as useful as a Facebook “like,” many career industry experts and recruiters see this feature as pure fluff. They felt many endorsements were akin to “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.”
But social media experts have a different angle. Thought leader and 312digital.com founder Sean McGinnis had this to say about it in a recent Facebook post: