Apr 22 Posted 2 years ago
I have to disagree somewhat.
I do not think it's the best tool to measure your professional qualifications, but I do think it's helpful.
Think of the endorsements as a horizontal bar graph. We may all get the occasional "outlier" endorsement of a service we personally don't think we qualify at being skilled in but, overall the endorsements do sort themselves out showing each user what their 3-5 best skill sets are as recognized by the LinkedIn community.
If I wanted to follow social media experts for best practices, I would look for users who have a lot of endorsements in Social Media. If I wanted to hire a social media expert, I would review their recommendations.
Apr 18 Posted 2 years ago
I agree entirely. Endorsements are an absolute nonsense. I have been endorsed for skills that not only do I not have but I don't even know what the term means!
Apr 14 Posted 2 years ago
I could not agree more. LinkedIn should get rid off the endorsement. I don't think they help in any way and it is annoying.
Apr 14 Posted 2 years ago
A few months back I blogged about the same topic and how I see it. I called them "(B)endorsements. This issue with endorsements used to be obsereved on Klout, as well. I keep on receiving recognition from people I have never worked with and just because I blog about certain topics, it does not mean that I deserve to be endorsed. In fact, I could be easily wrong. ;)
Endorsements have inherited the same social user behavior pattern as we observe on Twitter and Facebook - you RT me, I RT you; you Like my stuff, I like your stuff; and so on. I belive that this is just watering down the knowledge, experience and expertise of an individual. Yes, one has the choice to accept endorsement or not. But how many users observe social media profile hygene and enough selfcriticism to stay away for pure flattery?
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