How to endorse a person on LinkedIn

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How to endorse a person on LinkedIn
Give an online endorsement to a business colleague through LinkedIn (Courtesy of Linkedin)

LinkedIn is a business-focused, social networking website. It enables users to create an online profile detailing their work history and to establish a network of contacts by connecting with work colleagues and associates. Users can write recommendations for people within their network, send messages to others and search for job vacancies. Endorsing a person on LinkedIn allows a user to recommend the skills and expertise of that person to others within their network of contacts.

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Things you need

  • LinkedIn account
  • Computer
  • Email account
  • Broadband

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  1. 1

    Log in to your LinkedIn account.

  2. 2

    Select the profile of the person you wish to endorse and look for the blue box containing the titles of their Skills & Expertise. If the box does not appear, move the cursor to the “Suggest Connections” box and click on the down arrow.

  3. 3

    Click on “Endorse skills & expertise” to bring up the blue box.

  4. 4

    Deselect any skill you do not wish to endorse by clicking on the small “x” located next to each title and it will be removed from the box.

  5. 5

    Continue this process until you are left with just the skills you want to endorse.

  6. 6

    Begin typing within the box if you wish to add a skill which is not already there. As you type, an alphabetical list of skills will appear.

  7. 7

    Select the appropriate title from the list and repeat until the Skills & Expertise section contains all the endorsements you wish to make.

  8. 8

    Click on the orange “Endorse” button and the recipient will be notified of your endorsements via email

Tips and warnings

  • Endorsing skills is only available to LinkedIn members who use the English language version of the website.
  • Any endorsement of a skill not listed on a person’s profile will need to be approved by that person before it is actioned.

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