Hiding endorsements and recommendations on LinkedIn


Hiding endorsements and recommendations on LinkedIn

Use these 5-step guides to help you turn endorsements and recommendations off in LinkedIn.

When someone receives your name from a friend, colleague, attorney, CPA or other trusted adviser, it’s safe to expect that he or she will look you up online before making contact. Today, LinkedIn has become a large enough network that it’s very likely your profile will show up in those search results, ahead of anything else. Having a complete, professional profile is critical to making a strong impression when a new prospective client “meets” you online for the first time.

Unfortunately, many advisors hesitate to take control of their profile due to regulatory restrictions on the use of social media in our industry. Endorsements and recommendations are an especially concerning feature of the LinkedIn network that dissuades financial advisors from interacting with their clients and prospects online.

Fortunately, there is a very simple way to hide these features on your profile so you can own that first digital impression while still following compliance guidelines. Below are two 5-step guides that will help you turn these features off so you can feel comfortable building out your professional network on LinkedIn: 

Hide Recommendations (LinkedIn): Download here.

Hide Endorsements (LinkedIn): Download here.

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