Lydia Dreyer on 07.06.2012 at 11:37h CET
XING combines two key elements of your working life – the skills and experience listed in your profile as well as the contacts and acquaintances within your business network. There are several ways to link the two, such as by recommending someone in your network for a job vacancy or by giving them a reference.
Today’s update provides XING Beta Labs users with another great way of leveraging their network. The new endorsing feature allows people who visit your profile to endorse your entries in the “Haves” section of your profile. By activating this new feature, anyone who visits your profile can endorse your “Haves”. Endorsers don’t have to be direct contacts, nor do they need to have activated the feature themselves.
If someone endorses any of your “Haves”, a notification will automatically be posted in the “What’s new in your network” feed of both the endorser and the person who received the endorsement, making it a great way to showcase your qualifications and boost your long-term online reputation. Check out our new endorsing feature now, and don’t forget to have a look at your own profile and tweak your skills to improve your chances of someone endorsing your “Haves”.