I wouldn’t bother doing so. It is a joke. I have quite a few endorsements from connections I have never met and am unlikely to do so.
Your more connections on Linkedin, the more likely the system will contact your connections via their feed and ask them to endorse you on categories or skills you have chosen.
They seem to feel obligated and endorse you for skills they know nothing about.
You would be far better to ask people you have worked with and/or for, for a testimonial. The testimonial should favour you in a good light.
For some people, they may agree to do so, but don’t know how to go about it. You may have to write it yourself, send it to them for approval and then have them send it back to you.
Testimonials are far more effective in promoting yourself than endorsements are.
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