Why You Shouldn't Always Trust Skills Listed on LinkedIn Profiles

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Sep 30, 2016

LinkedIn Endorsements

If you’re on LinkedIn, you know the drill. Every now and then you get a notification that someone to whom you’re connected has endorsed you as having one of the marketable skills you’ve listed in your profile. For me, that list includes Web Content Writing, Graphic Design, and audio engineering. The site also periodically asks you to endorse other as well. That’s how it’s supposed to work, at least.

There’s a new thing though: “endorsement bombing.” And it’s pretty hilarious. Friends are endorsing each other for an awesome array of “skills.”


Hire These People. Now.

The Muse found these endorsements.

Alexander’s your guy if . . . well, never mind. No, he’s not.

LinkedIn Endorsments


Yusuf might not be the best bet as a waiter.

LinkedIn Endorsments


Office manager or pre-K teacher?

LinkedIn Endorsments


Brian obviously made someone mad.

LinkedIn Endorsments


HubSpots List

HubSpot published a list of 20 they found. Here are our favorites:

  • Counting
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Fire Eating
  • Punching
  • Small Talk
  • Order Taking
  • Chewing Gum
  • Breathing


Endorsement War

Writer Nick Danziger got into an endorsement battle with some friends. Too bad for them. Fun for us. It started when Nick took exception to being endorsed for Retail by his friend Simon, and endorsed Simon for Escalators in retaliation.

Simon fired back . . .

LinkedIn Endorsments


Not content with two adversaries, Nick decided to endorse his buddy Angus thusly:

LinkedIn Endorsments

The moral of our story is that even a serious, career-oriented platform like LinkedIn can provide hours of fun. You just have to be twisted enough to see the potential.



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