Today when I log in to LinkedIn, I found two of my connections endorse my skill. I’m supposed to be happy cause it’s something that I’ve been working at for the last several years. But I am not. Why? Cause the recommendation was given by a connection that never interact with me talk about my skill.
As a social media, LinkedIn plays a significant role for my carrier. It connects me to people in the industry that I’m working with now. And I got many job offers I’ve never expected, I become one of the shortlisted candidates that many companies’ looking for.
Perhaps because of the power of LinkedIn, there are many people try to make their online resume looked as attractive as possible. Also, they’ll try to give endorsement as much as they can with a hope that they’ll be endorsed same way.
Cause the recommendation was given by a connection that never interact with me talk about my skill
But unfortunately, the concept of endorsement becomes meaningless as for there are many people try to endorse other people without knowing exactly who the people they’d try to endorse are. Too bad that LinkedIn doesn’t have a facility to choose which endorsement we can validate to make sure that it is genuine comment, at least more professional and honest.