Having half-hearted recommendations makes you appear as though you don't have a backbone--not a message you want to convey to the world. Declining may not be easy, but it's better than having you look weak. By the same token, a strong, well-crafted testimonial also highlights what you believe is important and positively reflects on your values and credibility.
If the censors were ever embarrassed, they certainly are no longer. With the support of Xi Jinping, they are emboldened. And we expect to see the authorities take further steps to crack down on any website, mobile app or circumvention tool that allows Chinese citizens to freely access information. Rest in peace, Wikipedia.
What has been the most rewarding part of your career? For Joseph Roualdes, Corporate Communications Senior Manager II at LinkedIn, he thinks that we should all consider our first jobs as our first major professional milestones, and emphasizes the importance of charting one's career on their passions, not just on fancy job positions.