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?
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.
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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.
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Updated April 1, 2017
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