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Asking for LinkedIn Recommendations

By December 5, 2021January 31st, 2022No Comments
Asking for LinkedIn Recommendations

I highly recommend requesting recommendations onย LinkedIn!

๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง (๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€)?
โ–ซ๏ธ Employment references backed by real people on your profile
โ–ซ๏ธ They let others know that other professionals value you (accomplishments, contributions, etc.) & put their name behind yours
โ–ซ๏ธ Carry more weight than LinkedIn endorsements
๐—ช๐—›๐—ฌ (๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜)?
โ–ซ๏ธ Boost your credibility
โ–ซ๏ธ Stand out from the crowd (few people ask for recs)
โ–ซ๏ธ Increase authenticity
โ–ซ๏ธ Share biggest strengths
๐—ช๐—›๐—ข (๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜)?
โ–ซ๏ธ You can really request anyone you worked with such as co-workers, managers, clients, etc.
โ–ซ๏ธ It does not have to only be in a work setting e.g. requesting a faculty advisor for a student org, a president of a student org when you were VP, a school professor you had a good relationship with, etc.
๐—ช๐—›๐—˜๐—ก (๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜)?
โ–ซ๏ธ After you feel like you have shown your value to the other person/company
โ–ซ๏ธ As more time passes, people start to forget your contributions so ask sooner rather than later
๐—›๐—ข๐—ช (๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜)?
โ–ซ๏ธ You can request via someone's profile or from your own profile (see steps here) 
โ–ซ๏ธ When you ask someone, give them context about what you are looking for and what you want them to highlight

๐Ÿ’ก P.S. Make sure to return the favor when you have the opportunity

Don’t let others stop you from investing in your future, as shared in this blog here.