LinkedIn introduces endorsements, lets users validate others’ skills

24 Sep 2012

A ‘like’ on Facebook is equivalent to giving a friend a thumbs-up for what they’ve posted. LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is now introducing its own form of validation through endorsements, letting users verify others’ skills and expertise with one click.

LinkedIn profiles now list users’ skills and expertise and their connections can now click to endorse the skills listed here. They can also recommend skills that may not already appear on the list, and their connection can choose to accept this and add it to their list or not.

Users that receive endorsements or new skill suggestions will be notified via email and on LinkedIn.

Endorsements launches today in the US, India, New Zealand and Australia, with plans to expand over coming weeks.

LinkedIn endorsements

Images via the LinkedIn blog

Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic