This week’s NetBiz Social Media Minute covers Linkedin. This episode will teach you all about managing the endorsements you receive on the platform. Endorsements come from your current network connections and help distinguish your skills and expertise within Linkedin’s new Layout they recently released.

Accessing the Endorsement Manager

If you’ve added the skills and expertise section to your Linkedin profile you can give your connections the chance to endorse you.

skills on linked

Locate the Linkedin Endorsements Section Editor

  1. Click edit your profile.
  2. Find  your skills and expertise section on your profile.
  3. Click on the edit “pencil” tool.

Endorsement Manager

Within the endorsement manager your can add or remove your current areas of expertise, or you can choose to hide endorsements all together. You can also remove specific users endorsements by first picking the area of expertise you would like to remove an endorsement from. LinkedIn will then populate all the users who have endorsed you for that skill and from there you simply uncheck the names of the users whose endorsements you want to remove.

Keep in mind you can always add the users endorsement back by simply rechecking their name.

Now endorsements provide an easy way for your network connections and recruiters to recognize you for your work, however many choose to limit their endorsements to people they’ve personally worked with. In the end the choice is yours.

Do you choose to show or hide your endorsements? Do you think they are effective for judging a persons abilities at first glance?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:37 pm December 29, 2012
Scott Scowcroft

Thanks Jacob, Never occurred to me to strategically manage my endorsements. The Social Media Minute is perfect, both in terms of time and content.

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 11:06 am December 31, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by Scott. We’ve had a lot of practice producing The Social Media Minute and getting the correct timing and content balance right, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Consider subscribing to our YouTube channel for more weekly Tutorials!

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