Can we just talk about LinkedIn for a moment? I use LinkedIn for a variety of reasons, most notably to connect with other professionals for the chance to land new business or have a place to look for a job (should I ever get back into the employment game).
I remember when recommendations were the topic discussed by recruiters and HR Pros. Who should give them? Do you have to reciprocate? How embellished should they (or might they) be? Recommendations were tough to categorize.
It may be for that reason that the endorsements feature was born. And while many might find the endorsement feature a bit of an ego boost (I know I do!) it’s sort of…useless beyond the initial few weeks of use. Read the reasons why here.