Do LinkedIn share their full list of endorsements? Is there a similar dataset of work skills, technologies, abilities and interests?

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    Do you mean all possible endorsements, or endorsements for a certain person? Either way, Endorsements and Skills are not available as part of the API: developer.linkedin.com/forum/skill-endorsements and web scraping is against the Terms of Service.
    – philshem
    Mar 12 '14 at 12:59
  • all possible endorsements Mar 12 '14 at 16:12
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    Users can create custom endorsements so the list is infinite.
    – philshem
    Mar 12 '14 at 19:32
  • There's a finite list of endorsements that are currently being used. This is what I'm after. Mar 16 '14 at 22:32
  • I just made a skill based on knowing the alphabet and anyone is free to endorse me: imgur.com/vfHYjQL
    – philshem
    Mar 17 '14 at 7:51

The only thing that is available right now on Linkedin is the skills from a certain user and not the endorsements. And in order to download the skills, users have to log in with auth. Unfortunately, you will not find any complete list of skills from Linkedin.

If you want to download the skills from a certain user, here is the code for python using this library.

from linkedin import linkedin

API_KEY = '.............'     # This is api_key
API_SECRET = '...........'   # This is secret_key

RETURN_URL = '.............'

authentication = linkedin.LinkedInAuthentication(API_KEY, API_SECRET, RETURN_URL, linkedin.PERMISSIONS.enums.values())

authentication.authorization_code = code


application = linkedin.LinkedInApplication(authentication)

skills = application.get_profile(selectors=['skills'])

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