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How to Endorse Someone on LinkedIn

Do you know how to endorse someone on LinkedIn? With a wealth of tools and features available it can be hard to sift through the ones that will prove most beneficial to you. 

LinkedIn Assessment

But you want to be sure that you’re connecting to a wide range of people and by using the LinkedIn endorsements addition you can add validity to your online CV through backing up work experiences. This can look great to potential employers and fellow candidates. 

To find out more about how to get endorsements, endorse someone else and why they’re relevant keep reading.

While this could be considered a smaller section of your LinkedIn profile it’s important nonetheless. But how exactly do you go about endorsing someone?

Before delving into the world of endorsements it’s important to ensure that the rest of your profile is optimised. If it isn’t an enticing space that clearly outlines your working skills, attributes and more the endorsements you’re hoping to lure users in with could be rendered useless.

Once your profile is looking sharp you’re ready to begin.

How to endorse someone on LinkedIn

A good starting point is endorsing others on LinkedIn and to do this you simply need to:

  1. Scroll down to the ‘Skills & endorsements’ section on their profile. 
  1. Click the sign next to the specific skill you want to endorse them for.

And it’s that straightforward! 

It can almost seem too easy and arguably the hardest part (although once you’re in the swing of things it isn’t too tricky) could be getting endorsements yourself.

How to get endorsements on LinkedIn

This requires you to really think about the skills, abilities and experience that are going to be relevant to you. 

On LinkedIn, you can include up to 50 skills on your profile so it’s important to remember that it’s about quality over quantity. Plus you don’t want to forget to put your top skills at the top of your section so they can be seen first. This can be done by clicking the pencil button to change the placement.

This will ultimately help in improving your visibility and ensure you showcase all those talents that you undoubtedly have. 

You can even take LinkedIn’s skill assessment test to check your skill level, if you score in the top 30% percentage, you can earn a skill badge. While this isn’t an imperative stage it can be a good starting point.

Connecting with friends, colleagues and more

However, when it comes to endorsing and being endorsed it can be good to start with friends and colleagues, as these are the people most likely to return the favour.

For these, you should endorse them on skills they’ve demonstrated working with you and if you aren’t sure which one to opt for they’ve more than likely followed the same format of listing their top skills at the top.

Ask your connections to endorse you

Arguably the best way to get those endorsements is by simply asking. They say if you don’t ask you don’t get and this direct approach can often yield the best results to get people to acknowledge your skills and strengths.

However, you don’t want to teeter into the spamming territory and consistent “please endorse me” messages are likely to do that. They could be ignored and sending an influx out to users could see your account suspended, which no one wants.

So, ask with thought and consideration.

This is a great feature to use and will ensure that your profile is more likely to be discovered through the search function.

Plus according to LinkedIn, those that document at least 5 skills are far more likely to receive 17x more profile views, making this an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.


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