LinkedIn Recommendations

If you haven’t already, make it a goal to get some recommendations. And if you have some but they’re dated, get some more. This will help boost your professional brand. Tip: Don’t do too many at the same time. Spread them out for a more organic look.


Here’s how, from the LinkedIn help page:

  1. Click on your icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.

  2. Select View profile.

  3. Scroll down to the Recommendations section and click Ask to be recommended.

  4. Type the name of the connection you'd like to ask for a recommendation in the Who do you want to ask? field.

  5. Select the name from the dropdown that appears.

  6. Fill out the Relationship and Position at the time fields of the recommendations pop-up window, and click Next.

  7. You can include a personalized message with your request by changing the text in the message field.

  8. Click Send.

When you go to write your email to this person, give them context about what you are looking for within the recommendation. For example, if you are switching jobs from a financial analyst to project manager, ask for specific feedback around key skills required of a project manager.

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