What do you think about recommendations and endorsements on platforms like LinkedIn and Working not Working? Are they important? I freelance, is it relevant to freelance work vs fulltime? Is asking the best way of getting somebody to vouch for you, or is that disingenuous?
It's a portfolio driven industry. I find it hard to believe scrolling through somebody's vouchers and endorsements is the way to build trust with that stranger on the other side of the screen.
On the other hand, I look at the pages of designers I really admire and they are full of them!