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