Professional social network Linkedin has introduced a new feature in “Endorsements” recently which makes it quite a bit simpler (like one-click simple) to recognize your professional connections for their skills and general expertise.
LinkedIn Endorsements make it possible to endorse connections for any skill they have listed on their profile and can also be used to recommend a skill those connections have yet to add. Unlike the network’s existing recommendations feature, endorsements can be made with one click when visiting an individual profile.
The new Endorsements are visible from within the new “Skills & Expertise” section. LinkedIn users are notified by email and on LinkedIn whenever new endorsements are received.
The new feature has numerous potential uses but likely none greater than being able to rank individual users based on the volume of their endorsements for particular skills. Coming soon? We think so, b ut how about you?
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