Should You Endorse a Mermaid’s LinkedIn Skills?

Ed Han, recruiter and all around great guy, thinks we should witness skills before we endorse them on LinkedIn. That’s fine, but where would it leave LinkedIn’s 358 mermaids?

Mermaid Skills

What can you safely assume about a mermaid’s skills (swimming, hair styling, muse, etc.) before you endorse her, and what do you have to witness (superpowers, siren, fluent Danish, etc.) first?

Discuss among yourselves.

For that matter, where would a witnessing rule leave Ed? Check this out:

IMHO: if you’re going to endorse someone for a skill you’ve never witnessed, take a cue from John Platt and make it a good one.

BTW, want more LinkedIn tips from Ed? Search Twitter on this hashtag: #tip4day.

Let’s Connect on LinkedIn

Oh yeah, and please don’t hesitate to invite me to connect on LinkedIn here, but only if you promise to endorse me for fun stuff.

More Information about LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements

Why Your LinkedIn Skills Matter

Use Skills to Improve Your LinkedIn SEO

What LinkedIn is Doing to Enhance Skills Credibility

Image: Fotolia/mrakor
Updated April 1, 2017

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Comments 7

  1. Donna, you’re completely & totally awesome–have I told you that lately? And you made an excellent point about extrapolating sensibly. As you neatly clarify, there are obviously bad skills to endorse sight-unseen.

  2. If my LinkedIn endorsements where honest, my top ones would be “Rabblerousing”, “Awkward Question Asking”, “Ass Kicking” and “Name Taking”

  3. Donna, my take on this is that it’s fine to endorse someone for a skill you know they have but I would only recommend someone on what I have experienced. Endorsements can be thought of as a social signal and recommendations as the evidence.

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