Linkedin Introduced Skills Endorsement Feature
On September 24th, Linkedin blogged about the Skill Endorsement feature that they just rolled out. This feature will allow people to endorse their connections’ skills they’ve listed on their profile or you can recommend one that they haven’t added yet.
If you’ve worked with one of your connections in the past and think that he/she is great at Search Engine Marketing, endorse their skills and let them know!
You can endorse your connections with just one click. Here is how to endorse connections' skills on Linkedin:
•When you visit a connection’s profile, a blue box will appear at the top of their profile and you’ll see a few recommended endorsements. You can either endorse those skills or suggest additional skills. Then simply click the yellow “Endorse” button.
•Another way to endorse a connection’s skill is to go to their profile page and scroll down to their "Skills & Expertise" tab where they listed all their skills. You can click on the + (plus) to endorse their skills.
Linkedin will notify you via email if someone endorsed your skills and you can accept new skills recommendations. You can view small thumbnail images of people who have endorsed you in the "Skills & Expertise" tab on your profile.
Similar to the recommendation feature, you can always reach out to your connections and ask for endorsements. Furthermore, you can endorse a connection and request for an endorsement as well in return.
Go now and start asking for endorsement to optimize your profile to show others your expertise!