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Below is an excerpt from TGPR Partner Susan Tellem’s newest article, “Don’t Endorse a Hot Mess on LinkedIn.” We got to talking here as far as LinkedIn is concerned; the consensus at TGPR is to stick with recommendations, which carry much more weight and authenticity with LinkedIn users than do “endorsements.” There are a number of reasons…

If you like to endorse people you know on LinkedIn, you probably see the occasional egg avatar when the box with your four LinkedIn buddies comes up.  It’s pretty amazing that people still have an egg when LinkedIn is so well known for networking and job prospecting. Forget endorsing them.  They don’t deserve it if they can’t figure out how to upload a photo. Come on people. Get with the program and add your smiling face, not in a Halloween mask and not from 20 feet away.It’s called a headshot. Let’s see your head.

But wait. It gets worse. Next to the photo of your connection…

Read the complete article here: http://www.commpro.biz/corporate-social-media-zone/dont-endorse-a-hot-mess-on-linkedin/

-Dan, TGPR