re: What LinkedIn Endorsements Mean To You
"Technical Endorser...or "People Skill Endorser?"
The most important and the most highly paid form of intelligence in America is social intelligence, the ability to get along well with other people. Social intelligence is also known as human engineering or G«£your people skillsG«•:
Personal Branding & Profiling Your People Skills:
Imagineer, problem solver, open minded, sense of urgency, encourages others, meaningful specifics, father, open networker, takes initiative, mom, change leadership, resourcefulness, unshakable optimist, pay it forwardG«™and the list keeps going.
G«£Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.G«• ~Pablo Picasso
Many people say that most skills belong to skill sets.
G«£Even in lines such as technical engineering about 15% of ones financial success is due to technical knowledge and about 85% is due to oneG«÷s skill in human engineering.G«• ~ Dale Carnegie, Carnegie Institute, G«£How To Win Friends and Influence peopleG«•.
By profiling the G«£85%G«• or so of your people skills, you can highlight your emotional intelligence and how you go about orchestrating your technical knowledge.
G«£True effectiveness is a function of two things: what is produced (the golden eggs) and the producing asset (the goose).G«• ~Stephen Covey
A complete stranger from a resume service will beef up or 'reframe' your skills and qualifications on your professional resume. Why?
...Because, unfortunately, people from professional resume services have seen from the people they sometimes fail to help get hired that:
Employers don't hire employees, they hire certainty. They hire trust and likeability, they hire perceptions and reputations.
How you are known to employers is your most valuable asset when seeking employment, not necessarily how good your work or skills really are.
Like marketing Coca Cola or Pepsi, personal branding often works the same way for why people choose one employee and not the other.
Do you suppose Britney will ever join and endorse people on Linkedin?