Skill endorsements are a great way to help build your professional brand, LinkedIn reveals that over 58 million professionals have been recognized for their skills and expertise on the professional social network site.
Furthe the company notes, that in less than six months, "1 billion endorsements have been given out on LinkedIn" representing thousands of skills, ranging from Visual C++ to Water Treatment and Creative Writing to Fitness.
LinkedIn has also put together a infographic showing off a breakdown of the top skills endorsed and who is giving and receiving them on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn also revealed that "HP has become the first company to hit 1 million followers milestone on its network."
If you're not already following a company on LinkedIn, you can follow up to 2.8 million companies by simply going to the search box at the top right of LinkedIn and typing in the name of an industry, specialty, company size, or company location.
Additionally, you can also find companies to follow is to look at what companies your colleagues, future customers, partners etc. are following.