Joan Muschamp (Fagnani)
said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:
@robertbaker I am a believer that Recommendations are far more powerful as they require more thought and action on the part of the person writing. Endorsements are a simple click, and LinkedIn feeds them right to you. To me, it has greatly devalued them.
I agree with @rich-brooks @trudy @kc_kreative @supereb and only endorse those I know specifically possesst the skills. As the profile owner is the one that creates their list of skills, they have the option to be as “creative” as they choose.
I’ve seen skills come up on some individuals that I know they might need for search purposes, but in a million years I wouldn’t recommend them or endorse that particular one.
And, while I don’t do a tit-for-tat endorsement, if I do know someone well and they endorse me, I might take the time to find a listed skill I can heartily endorse.