LinkedIn Endorsements - Trim to the few "best" or show them all?
October 15, 2011 1:37 PM Subscribe
I've often called my career in architecture glorified itinerant work. The fact is that I need to go where the jobs are. So, despite having confidence in my position for the next six months to two years, I recently decided to start brushing up my public facing networking tools. In particular this means LinkedIn, and I decided to send a request for recommendations to many folks I have worked with over the past decade and a half at several positions.
The result has been pretty gratifying to my ego, but now I realize I need to better understand the etiquette and strategy of how best to post them.
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The endorsements vary from simple two sentence, very positive, notes from individuals of significant influence, to more detailed pieces from a few direct and indirect managers. I'm just not sure if I should be trying to choose the top three or five overall, two or three for each of the four positions I've had since college, or whether I just list them all despite the number approaching fifteen, with more coming in every few days.
I'm definitely in an industry where it is up to me to hustle to find great quality work, but I also don't want my profile to come off as overly boastful or like I'm just "trying to impress". Honestly, one of my challenges in editing the list down is how much regard I hold for some of the people who did endorse me. Which is why I can really use the third party input on approach.
Right now I'm showing 2/3 of them which feels a bit like an unsatisfying compromise.
Also potentially relevant is that whenever I wrap up this job I may consider a lateral move into something more like facilities/campus planning. That would mean dealing with more corporate structured HR at larger organizations that may not be as familiar with what the specifics of my job experience mean. So, advice to tune for those viewers is particularly appreciated.