Elevate your professional presence on LinkedIn by prioritizing recommendations. Whether you're starting from scratch or updating dated endorsements, gathering fresh recommendations is a key move to enhance your professional brand.
Here's a helpful guide to request recommendations on LinkedIn:
Click on your icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
Select "View profile."
Scroll down to the Recommendations section and click "Ask to be recommended."
Enter the name of the connection you want to ask for a recommendation.
Select the name from the dropdown list.
Fill out the Relationship and Position at the time fields in the recommendations pop-up window, and click "Next."
Personalize your request with a thoughtful message in the text field.
Pro tip: Space out your recommendation requests for a more natural and organic appearance on your profile. When reaching out to your connection via email, provide context for the recommendation you're seeking. For instance, if transitioning from a financial analyst to a project manager, request feedback on skills relevant to the project management role. This targeted approach adds depth and authenticity to your professional endorsements.