Who to ask for LinkedIn Recommendations?

LinkedIn Recommendations

Who do you ask for LinkedIn Recommendations?

Ask people who understand your character and your quality work. A good recommendation will be able to speak to your unique skills.

Former bosses, coworkers, colleagues, customers, and clients may give excellent testimony to your skills and abilities.

Julie Walraven is an excellent resume writer. Her detail and professionalism set her above her competition. My resume is a true work of art and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outstanding results I am getting from it. I highly recommend Julie for any professional writing needs.

Since you helped me with my resume I’ve accepted a new position as Director of Commerce for the state. I am sure that when the opportunity became available the resume you helped develop helped seal the deal.

Teachers, classmates, or community leaders may also be sources of recommendations.

When asking people for LinkedIn recommendations, first recommend the person you would like to recommend you.

It is much easier to ask someone to give you a recommendation if you recommended them. You can write suggestions for them.

When not to ask for LinkedIn Recommendations

Don’t ask people who you have never had any business with or relationship with in the past. I don’t give out recommendations without having a good understanding someone’s work and being able to verify their value. The people I endorsed in the past are trusted friends and colleagues.

This morning I got a request for recommendation from someone I had to Google. I can’t recommend someone I don’t know personally. I am even cautious with endorsements. What about you?

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