How to Write a LinkedIn Recommendation

linkedin social media Jan 20, 2023
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In today's world, it's important to have an active and well-rounded LinkedIn profile. One of the best ways to make your profile stand out is by having and providing strong recommendations from and for colleagues and mentors. Not only does this show that you are respected by your peers, but it also demonstrates your writing skills. So, what makes a strong LinkedIn recommendation? In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to write a LinkedIn recommendation that will set the recipient apart from the rest.

Choose the colleague or mentor you would like to write the recommendation for.

When you are looking to write a recommendation make sure that you are clear on the recipient's intentions with their job search. Tailor your recommendation so that you detail the qualities that will benefit them the most. LinkedIn makes it easy to find the person you are looking for by searching for their name or email address. Once you have found them, click on the button that says "Write a Recommendation." 

Write your recommendation.

Start by giving some context about your relationship with the person you are recommending. For example, if you are recommending a colleague, you could talk about how long you have worked together and in what capacity. If you are recommending a mentor, you could talk about how they have helped you grow professionally. 

In addition to describing your relationship, it's also important to highlight the person's strengths. What makes them a good colleague or mentor? What skills do they have that would be beneficial to others? Be specific and give examples whenever possible.

Proofread carefully before hitting the "Submit" button. 

In addition to checking for spelling and grammar errors, make sure that your recommendation is genuine and heartfelt. The best recommendations are those that come from a place of sincerity. 

And that's it! You've written a strong LinkedIn recommendation that will help your colleague or mentor stand out from the crowd. By taking the time to write a thoughtful and well-crafted letter of recommendation, you are not only helping someone else—you're also helping yourself look good in the process! 

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