The Best Way To Manage LinkedIn Endorsements Is...

By Ashley Ryall

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I’m sure many of you are receiving LinkedIn Endorsements. Some from people you know and respect and maybe some from acquaintances who barely know you or your work. I myself have received these types of Endorsements and it has perplexed me. I can’t help but question others’ motivation to endorse me when we have not interacted in a capacity appropriate for this Endorsement. 

Endorsements are specific LinkedIn Recommendations that give credibility to your unique skill sets. While it is important to have many Endorsements visible on your profile, this is a situation where quality beats quantity. I don’t know about you, but I would want these Endorsements to come from my superiors and experts who know what I am capable of.

A suggestion.  Next time you receive an Endorsement from someone who has engaged with you on a particular project or works with you on a frequent basis, thank them, and ask them if there are specific skill sets they would like you to endorse that are appropriate.

If you are uncomfortable with your endorsement, you can hide the endorsement.




It is OK to send that person a message, thank them, and politely let them know their endorsement has been hidden. Here is one suggestion:

Hi [name],
I see that you have endorsed me on LinkedIn regarding one or more of my skill sets. While I appreciate you taking the time to do so, I am sensitive to ensuring that any endorsements I receive are a true reflection of my skills and expertise. Therefore I have take the decision to only keep those endorsements from people who have direct experience working with me and have a clear grasp of what I do. Accordingly, I have hidden your endorsement at this time.

I appreciate your understanding. Like you, it is important to me to maintain a high level of integrity throughout my LinkedIn profile.

Thank you and have a great day,
Ashley Ryall

Use your own discretion.

As a side note, make sure you can speak to each and every one of your skills and expertise listed. Also, feel free to add to your list! Remember when adding, your skill does not have to be included in LinkedIn’s drop down menu…it can be one of your own!



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