Social Media is an excellent tool for quantifying the network (knows and likes) andlinkedin.com has made it super easy with one click to get endorsements (i.e. build Trust). Don’t get me wrong, people still need to meet each other before business is done but having endorsements adds credibility, and in many cases, serves as an introduction to a face-to-face meeting.
Since the new one-click endorsement was introduced on September 24th, the number of endorsements on my page and subsequently, the number of profile views have increased. The new one-click endorsements show in the “Skills & Expertise — Endorsements” section — below the user’s experience, but above education and recommendations. The endorsers image appear next to the specific skill/area of expertise.
Technology Tip: a very easy method to garner endorsements is to give endorsements! Make sure your profile is up-to-date and dish out endorsements TODAY!