Can LinkedIn Endorsements Hurt Your Career as a Creative?

Summary: Before I even get started, I feel it is important to state that I am a fan of LinkedIn. I believe there is a huge upside to being able to meet other professionals in one’s area of expertise. However, there are certain aspects of the professional network that could be considered a hindrance to one’s career. Now that some time has passed, and the dust has settled a bit in regards to LinkedIn’s recommendations feature, I thought now would be a good time to revisit the feature and assess whether it is a viable career advantage. Although the creative industry is more of a “show me” world, usually a recommendation is never a bad thing…or is it? What LinkedIn did was find a way to invite a member’s contacts…

Can LinkedIn Endorsements Hurt Your Career as a Creative?

Summary: Before I even get started, I feel it is important to state that I am a fan of LinkedIn. I believe there is a huge upside to being able to meet other professionals in one’s area of expertise. However, there are certain aspects of the professional network that could be considered a hindrance to one’s career. Now that some time has passed, and the dust has settled a bit in regards to LinkedIn’s recommendations feature, I thought now would be a good time to revisit the feature and assess whether it is a viable career advantage. Although the creative industry is more of a “show me” world, usually a recommendation is never a bad thing…or is it? What LinkedIn did was find a way to invite a member’s contacts…


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