What the World Says About You

LinkedIn will soon celebrate its 14th birthday. It now has roughly half a billion users, a quarter of whom are in the United States. Every second, two more professionals join LinkedIn. So what’s up with all these people suddenly endorsing your skills?

I’m not talking about the “Recommendations.” LinkedIn has had that feature since the early days and it’s rarely used, except when someone’s looking for a job and asks someone else to write a recommendation for them.

No, I’m talking about the “Skills Endorsements” added more recently. It seems as if every day someone new is endorsing me (and probably you).

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