LinkedIn endorsements: a dime a dozen or valuable?
Taking a break from drafting a sustainability report about a diamond mine, I was enjoying an endorsement by someone who has been observing me dealing with biodiversity and stakeholder engagement. I cherish it along with my other ca 200 endorsements (many thanks!). But are such endorsements gimmicky or do they provide insights about core skills, experiences & peer network?
As Sheryl Smolkin
Does this mean that, unlike recommendations, endorsements are a dime a dozen and have no value? This is perhaps why Sheryl also points out that her conversations with recruiters showed that endorsements are viewed as “gimmicky” and are generally ignored.
But for me, a CSR and ESIA advisor at
Based on the LinkedIn endorsements received to date, my 'Top 5' skills and area of expertise are the following:
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- EIA Environmental and Social Impact Assessment)
- Sustainability Reporting, and
- Stakeholder Engagement.
There is one more important thing. I feel that endorsements I have received allow me to see how others rank my core skills and areas of expertise - and not just to consider my own judgement. Do you feel endorsements on