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LinkedIn Recommendations. You either love them or you wish they were written differently. Today, we are heavily influenced by the opinions and suggestions of friends, family, social media, as well as online reviews. On LinkedIn, Recommendations serve a strong purpose. They provide us with advice on whether to buy or not to buy, to eat or not to eat, and so on and so on. If you have a positive action out of a positive recommendation, let’s use it to our advantage!

LinkedIn’s Recommendation section allows for others to view you from another’s perspective. You can create a summary that highlights what you have accomplished, your areas of expertise, and of course why we do what we do. But it can still be difficult to capture your personality, what it is like to work with you and your work ethic.

Since we are highly influenced by others’ opinions, a LinkedIn Recommendation highlighting your accomplishments, work ethic and personality may be the overall deciding factor for someone choosing to work with you.

The power is in your hands! Want to re-order your LinkedIn Recommendations? Let’s take a look!

  1. Hover over your profile picture to the top right of your screen. Click on “View profile.”


2. Scroll down to your Recommendations section. Click on the pencil to the right of your screen next to “Ask to be recommended.”


3. Hover over the recommendation that you want to move. Click on the arrow to the right and drag the Recommendation to where you want it. You can rearrange your Recommendations until you are satisfied with the order.

Remember that recommendations hold a great deal of power. Use them to your advantage! Even give an un-prompted Recommendation. Not only will this make someone’s day, but it may lead to a great Recommendation for you as well!

For more information on LinkedIn Recommendations, check out our blog!

How to Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation

How to Recommend Someone on LinkedIn