Last week, we showed you how to Recommend someone on LinkedIn. Did you know you can also request a Recommendation from a Connection on LinkedIn? Here’s how.
#1 Go to the Profile of the person who you’d like to be Recommended by. In the top section of their profile, click on the 3 dots icon. A drop down menu will appear. From here, you can select “Request a recommendation.”
#2 In the next screen, LinkedIn will ask you to select how you know this person and what position you were in at the time of your interaction:
#3 Next, you’ll need to compose a message to your contact, requesting the Recommendation. LinkedIn has a default message, but our rule is to always personalize these types of messages on LinkedIn.
The recipient will get a message that looks like the one below. They simply have to click on the link and begin to compose their Recommendation.
Once the Recommendation is complete, you will get a notification that your contact has recommended you. You can then review it and post it to your Profile.
LinkedIn Recommendations are a great way to further bolster your qualifications. Recruiters, hiring managers and prospective customers will like seeing that others have had positive experiences working with you.