In today's world, many people are looking for "quick and easy". LinkedIn has made it possible for us to do just that, because so many people would love to recommend you on LinkedIn but they just don't have enough time in the day to sit and write that wonderfully personalized recommendation you deserve.An endorsement is a one-click way for your connections to endorse the Skills & Expertise listed on your profile. There is not an automatic way to request an endorsement. A written recommendation is not included with this feature.
A recommendation is a Phone Number List written statement of recommendation from a connection. You may request recommendations from your connections, as well as proactively recommend your connections. I have been asked many times by busy business owners which one is better and why. My response is they are both good and both have their place on your profile. You can hide endorsements but you can't delete them. Go to the pull-down menu at the top of the screen and under "profile," click "edit profile." When you scroll to the "skills and expertise" section, you will see a pencil icon. Click that and you will see an option to "manage endorsements."
We all like to hear from our customers and clients that they like and appreciate what we are doing for them and 3rd party endorsements are priceless. However, in today's very busy world many people do not have the time to sit and write recommendations for us. This is why an endorsement is important. Your connections can quickly and easily give you the thumbs up and highlight your skills. The fact that they have endorsed you is also available for their connections to see. Any of your first-level connections can endorse you,