Gaining recommendations on your LinkedIn profile is a great indicator of the standard of your work, and an essential part of maintaining a quality profile.

Recommendations let potential new clients know that your previous clients & employers value what you bring to the table.

Asking your connections for a recommendation is easy:

  • Hover over your profile photo in the top right corner of any LinkedIn page.
  • Choose “Privacy and Setting” from the drop-down menu.
  • Under the “Settings” header on the “Profile” tab, select “Manage Your Recommendations”.
  • Click the “Ask for Recommendations” tab at the top and simply follow the prompts.

A bit of best practice advice:

  • DO set up projects that relate directly to the person you’re requesting a recommendation from.
  • DON’T ask people for recommendations when you haven’t worked with them (believe us, it happens!).
  • DO reciprocate recommendations (endorsing a few relevant skills is also good stuff).