When your mother-in-law starts to endorse you on LinkedIn, it’s time to question endorsements, writes Eliza Kern. I think this commenter on the article sums it up best:
I often get messages from friends I have never worked with asking me to endorse them for specific skills, and in exchange they will endorse me. 95% of the endorsements I have are from people who have never directly worked with me and have no firsthand knowledge of whether I have the skill or not. Therefore I see little reason to trust endorsed skills I see on others’ pages.