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How to ask for a recommendation on LinkedIn?

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Launched in 2003, Linkedin is an employment-oriented social networking platform largely used for professional connections. Year-on-year, it has become a handy tool for both job seekers and recruiters as well as for professionals to market their talents to their network.

One of the cool features that Linkedin provides is recommendations from your colleagues, that appear on your public profile — adding a little bit more credibility to your work experience. Recommendations can make your profile stand out as it includes the experience others had while working with you. This increases the chances of your profile attracting more recruiters or companies who are searching for prospective employees

If you want to make your profile look impressive to the recruiters and hiring managers, here is a guide to help you ask for a recommendation on Linkedin.

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Requesting a recommendation on LinkedIn

The process for asking a recommendation on Linkedin website and app is the same. So if you use the Linkedin website more frequently then feel free to follow the same steps below for Linkedin app.

Launch the Linkedin app on your device and open the profile page of the user from whom you want to request a recommendation and follow the steps below.

How to ask for a recommendation on LinkedIn?
  • Tap on More button below the user’s information (to the right of the Message button).
  • Then in the menu that appears, tap on Request a recommendation option.
  • On the next page, tap on the arrow button beside the Select relationship box to fill in a preset professional relationship between the two of you — common workplace. Then do the same by tapping on the arrow beside Select your occupation at the time box. Select the details from the drop-down menu and then tap on the Next button at the bottom of the box.
  • On the next screen, if you can edit the preset message that’ll accompany your recommendation request link and then tap on the Send button at the bottom of the box.

Your request for recommendation will be sent to the person you’ve selected and will appear in their inbox, so you don’t really need to send them another message on Linkedin informing about the same.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

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