LinkedIn Endorsements are all about Feel Good
The new LinkedIn Endorsements can be a good way to have the people you work with share their endorsement of the skills you have.
However, sometimes your LinkedIn connections endorse you for skills that are not relevant to who you are today. Additionally, your LinkedIn connections may endorse you for a skill that they really can’t speak to honestly.
All of this being said, I suggest we consider LinkedIn Endorsements nothing more than “Feel good with an opportunity for a conversation.”
LinkedIn Endorsements are an opportunity for a conversation.
Don’t you feel good when someone endorses you? Don’t you feel good when you endorse someone else? Don’t you want to thank people who endorse you?
Note – Please only endorse someone for a skill that you have specific knowledge of.
I use endorsements as a reason for a phone call, an email or a LinkedIn message. And each time I always end with the conversation with, “Thank you for the endorsement. What can I do to help you?” Feel good with an opportunity for a conversation.
Give LinkedIn Endorsements when you can do so honestly.
By the way, if you want to really make a LinkedIn connection happy, give them a LinkedIn Recommendation with out being asked.
By the way, you can reject and/or remove an endorsement. Here is a video that shows you how to do this