Help a colleague grow. Add to their credibility and visibility by giving them a recommendation on LinkedIn.
Profiles with recommendations rank higher in search results and are three times more likely to be contacted.
Unsure what to write? Tell a compelling story about a particular project, accomplishment or skill of your colleague.
Are you looking to add recommendations to your profile? Don’t be shy. Request them!
Ask a potential recommender in person or over phone/email before sending the request on LinkedIn. Within the request, I encourage my clients to write their own recommendation.
Yep, you heard me.
This way you get to highlight the specific skill or achievement of your choosing [and it cuts the work out for the recommender!] From there, encourage the recommender to tweak, add or delete content from your original draft. It’s a win, win for everyone!
What tips and tricks have served you well regarding recommendations?