Month: February 2018

The Inherent Bias in LinkedIn Featured Skills & Endorsements

A network graph of LinkedIn logosFor anyone who seriously uses LinkedIn, you know that your profile is really important.  Our profile is our modern day resume, and it is how we will be judged by potential clients and employers.  One part that is especially important are our listed skills.   I have been fortunate that many people have endorsed me for many skills without me ever needing to resort to any form of “hacking“.

But I have come to realize that there is an inherent bias in the LinkedIn Featured Skills & Endorsements, and it is one that cannot be easily fixed, because the bias has to do with who knows what you do, and feels competent enough to make a judgement about it.

Read More →