LinkedIn is making it easier for us to recognize members of our network for their skills and expertise with the rollout of one-click Endorsements. We can now endorse the skills that are connections have listed on their profiles, or even recommend one that’s not listed there yet.
Endorsements are different from recommendations. Recommendations are like reference letters where we can describe how we’ve worked with someone, and talk about their strengths and what it’s like to work together.
Here’s how it works:
Go to the profile of one of your connections. You’ll see a blue box at the top that asks, “Does NAME have these skills or expertise?” and a list of skills. Each skill has an “X” next to it so if that person does not have the skills and expertise, you can click the check mark and that skill no longer appears. You can also type a new area of expertise that you want to endorse.
The new Endorsements feature is designed to give more credibility to the skills and expertise of our connections.