This past week I saw a new feature in LinkedIn (linkedin.com) called Endorsement. I was able to click on a person in my circle and ‘endorse’ their skills. It’s a simple click and it pleased me to endorse a wide range of colleagues who excel in their work. Some of these people have been out of my life for a very long time.
So, it was a surprise when I received a return email from a ‘recently endorsed by me’ colleague titled “Can you endorse me?”
This is the deal – when I endorse someone, they get a message that says this:
Dear Anne, I’m sending this to ask you for a brief recommendation of my work that I can include in my LinkedIn profile. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks in advance for helping me out. – Marge
UGH! That wasn’t my intention at all. Now all those people I wanted to applaud —are assuming I wanted their endorsement.
I think this is a great tool and an excellent way to say something positive in a professional forum but I don’t need the additional email asking for an endorsement too.
Sometimes it feels good to do something nice … just because.
- Oh No: LinkedIn Just Went Klout On Us (v3im.com)
- Is your LinkedIn profile suitable for endorsements? (successnetwork.wordpress.com)
- Linkedin Skills Endorsements: What’s Going On? (myrlandmarketing.com)
- LinkedIn Releases One-Click Endorsements for Professional Skills (cperky.wordpress.com)
- Introducing LinkedIn Endorsements (slideshare.net)
- LinkedIn Introduces Endorsements, A Way To Get Recognized For Your Skills (LNKD) (businessinsider.com)
- LinkedIn rolls out skill endorsements, and it’s as easy as one-click (digitaltrends.com)
- Projecting a Professional Image on LinkedIn (news.terra.com)