How I Think You Should Use LinkedIn Skills Tagging

The LinkedIn skill tagging feature is catching on. But I think most people are not using it properly.

I get endorsements for skills from my friends and contacts. Friends will endorse all my skills even if we haven’t worked on them together. Contacts seem to endorse so that they can get endorsed back. Again not really paying attention to what skills we have worked on.

Here is what I think you should be doing.

  • Setup a few skills that you are really good at
  • Approve and give endorsements only if you have worked with those skills together