Recommendations on LinkedIn


Have you written a recommendation for someone on LinkedIn? 

People tend to wait until they are actively seeking a job to utilize LinkedIn as part of their targeted approach. Why wait? 

LinkedIn is a community of support. Whether you are a job seeker, networker, or promoting your business – you are the “product” – you are showcasing yourself in some way on this platform. The recommend feature is a great way to show support by sharing the impact someone had on you and the value they bring to a company or organization. 

Have you worked with someone who is actively seeking a job and is new to LinkedIn? Write a recommendation!

Have you purchased a product or service from someone on LinkedIn? Write a recommendation!  

Don’t use a generic script. Personalize it!

3 Clicks:

  1. Click on your contacts profile
  2. Click ‘more’ 
  3. Click ‘recommend’ 


  • Provide context of the relationship
  • Indicate the impact the person had on you
  • Share the value they bring to a company or organization 
  • Keep it professional 

If people are returning the favor and writing a recommendation about you, go to your LI settings and make sure your recommendations are set to public view so recruiters see them when they click on your profile. 

Published by Betsy Sheets

I have helped hundreds gain clarity, confidence, and success with their career transition.

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