Endorse LinkedIn Connections with One Click

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Endorse LinkedIn Connections with One Click

As a special blog post, I have invited Anne Pryor,

Online Brand Strategist, Meaningful Connections to comment on LinkedIn’s new endorsement feature and here is what she had to say.

LinkedIn introduced Endorsements, a new feature that makes it easier to recognize Connections for their Skills and Expertise. This is different from Recommendations in that you don’t have to write anything.

At first I was not sold on this, however, after Endorsing a few of my Connections I was receiving thank you emails and we were starting to have meaningful dialogs.  I found thank this is an easy strategy to keep in touch and to pay it forward, with little effort.


  • On the top of a connection’s profile, you’ll see recommended Skills that you can endorse for them. You can suggest additional skills as well. Just click Endorse.
  • You can also Connections from the new Skills & Expertise section.  Just click the + sign.


  • LinkedIn will email you when you are endorsed.
  • You can scroll to the bottom of your profile page under “Skills and Expertise” to see the faces of people who have Endorsed you. (Be sure to send them a thank you for the shout out!)
  • You can also accept any new Skills recommended by your peers.
  • You can also add a new skill by clicking on “add a skill” on your profile page.


  • Each morning, I Endorse 10 of my Connections.
  • Highlight your Endorsed Skills by moving the section to the top of my Profile, under Summary. (Highlight the Skills and Expertise header and drag it)
  • Add relevant Skills that would get endorsed, remove others.  You can add 50 Skills.
  • Rearrange Skills and move the most relevant to the top.

It’s been fun to give kudos and make more meaningful connections. Try it.


About the Author:

Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.