This new way allows you to endorse them on a skill specific level, and the more a user has endorsement for a specific skill it is more likely he will be shown in results for a search related to such a skill.
Here’s the explanation from linkedin:
Here’s how you can endorse your connections:
- On the top of a connection’s profile, you’ll see recommended endorsements for them. You can suggest additional skills as well.
- You can also endorse them from the new Skills & Expertise section that now showcases these endorsements.
Want to see who has endorsed you? We’ll notify you via email and on LinkedIn whenever you are endorsed. You can scroll to the bottom of your profile page under “Skills and Expertise” to see the faces of people who think you’re great at what you do. You can also accept any new skills recommended by your peers that you may not have thought to include on your profile. Or you can also add a new skill by clicking on “add a skill” on your profile page.
we’ll update when we get more facts.
here’s how it is supposed to work: