LinkedIn Endorsements v Recommendations

TopDogSocialMedia (Dodaro): The lengthier endorsement is better than the shorter recommendation. That’s clear. If someone takes their time to write a thoughtful discussion of your accomplishments it has more weight than a quick Facebook ‘like’ click. Ask for both from your LinkedIn contacts. Write out a summary of what you are looking for and submit it to your contacts. Forbes (Anders): Headhunters will be pleased with the new algorithm at LinkedIn. Basic members, who don’t pay for the service, won’t notice. But recruiters will. The algorithm, “People You May Want to Hire,” will sort through the data to suggest candidates based on factors such as migration. “Over time LinkedIn will realign its matching patterns in an effort to deliver more of that’s valued and less of what isn’t.”