LinkedIn SkillSet: Theory & Aplications

Skill Endorsements: A Smart way of Marketing Yourself

Including specific skills relevant to the jobs you are searching is a great way to strengthen your profile from input of other members: {peers, colleagues, managers, subordinates, clients and suppliers}.

Skills endorsement is used in aggregate with other responses to improve relevance of the Content, Job Opportunities, Training, Learning and Ads the #Algorithm surface to timeline of the endorsed connection.

You can add a maximum of 50 skills but all must be relevant to your current search, otherwise you generate the opposite results. They’re a simple and effective way of building @verage weighted strength and branding to your Profile.

You can re-order the display order of your skills, but always make sure that your top 3 skills really have 100% Correlation to your #JobSearch.

Once you’ve added skills to your Profile, they can be validated by 1st-degree connections to reinforce their weighting. These are called skill endorsements, which are different than referrals or recommendations.

When a connection endorses your skills, it contributes to the strength of your profile, and increases the likelihood that you’ll be discovered for opportunities related to the skills you possess.

To see or manage skills and endorsements, scroll down to the Skills & Endorsements section of your profile. Skill endorsements are located to the right of the associated skill, along with information about the members who’ve endorsed you.

If one of your connections endorses your skill but you don’t want to acknowledge it, simply hide the skill endorsement. You can also opt out of receiving endorsements to prevent additional endorsements from your connections.

Endorsing your connections’ skills is a way to recognize any professional abilities that you’ve seen them demonstrate. You may be asked to provide feedback on skills and endorsements.

Endorsing your colleagues can also help you to maintain strong connections with the people in your network. However if you change your mind about a skill endorsement that you’ve given, you can remove it.

You don’t need to request a skill endorsement in order to receive one. By default, you’ll receive a notification when a connection endorses one of your skills.

You can manage the frequency of the skill endorsement notifications as well as how you give skill endorsements by updating your profile settings.


Posted by Justino Mora

Recruiter, Headhunter & International Job Search Specialist WhatsApp: +569 3735 1380 / Skype: justinomora

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