How to request and give recommendations on LinkedIn

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You know you’re awesome, right? But what impresses a customer isn’t when you tell them you’re awesome (you’re probably slightly biased) – but when someone else says it. We often refer to this as social proof.

In the world of LinkedIn, much of this is accomplished with recommendations.¬†Whether requested or simply issued, it’s an opportunity for all to celebrate the excellence of the people we work with.

Taking the time to give someone a recommendation can not only help them grow their business – but it can also be a great opportunity to show that you’re recognising them for the hard work they do (in a society where we’re perhaps more attuned to only saying something publicly when things go wrong?).

What is a LinkedIn recommendation?

A recommendation is a testimonial that details a relationship between you and someone else, their experience and essentially, whether they would recommend you to someone else. It carries a lot of weight, so getting them should really be a priority for you.

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Can I give other people a LinkedIn recommendation?

The process to request and to give are both covered in this short video. Take a look and see if there are people that you’re connected with (you need to be connected [1st-degree network] on LinkedIn to be able to do this) that you could either request from, or send a recommendation to.

If you would like to take some time with a trainer to review your LinkedIn profile, get it set up for success and reviewed to ensure it’s as powerful as it can be, grab a 1:1 session today!