But what’s with ridiculous endorsements such as these?
—From a music colleague I haven’t seen in several years, endorsing me for my editing? I’ve never done any writing or editing work for him, nor is he connected to any organization for which I provide writing or editing services. How would he know?
—From an arts/non-profit colleague, endorsing me for my technical writing? He’s never read any of it. All my technical writing is done for confidential insurance clients, and never published.
—From a medical colleague of my husband, with whom I have never worked or even discussed the topic, endorsing me for … risk management? Really?
—From a former insurance colleague, endorsing me for my expertise in training? I’ve never done any training to speak of, and I certainly don’t list it among my skills. This person used to be my boss when I worked at a major property-casualty company! Training was never among my responsibilities then or now. What is the motivation for creating this misleading situation?
I don’t add these misleading endorsements to my profile. And I’m unlikely to reciprocate by endorsing these connections; it seems that they are just on a mission to collect endorsements. No, thanks.
I value more highly the endorsements and recommendations from those for whom I have actually provided services.