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!
- Click on your contacts profile
- Click ‘more’
- 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.