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In order to receive killer LinkedIn recommendations you need to know how to request them from within LinkedIn. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to find the “Request a Recommendation” section from within your profile. Keep in mind that you must be a first level connection with someone first before requesting a recommendation from them.

Ask For Recommendations In The Heat Of The Moment

If you’re going to use this feature, it’s a wise idea to personally give your contact a heads up that the request is coming. For example, after a client raves about some coaching insights, marketing ideas they LOVED or great results they got, I ask them if it would be ok if I sent them a recommendation request via LinkedIn. Remember to write it for them and use the formula I gave in the How To Get Great LinkedIn Recommendations blog post.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the short tutorial and the great tips. It is important to have these tips with you as you grow your Linkedin connections and social media contacts.

  2. You nailed it. The best time to get these recommendations is right after they have raved about you and your services. I clicked the link on how to get great LinkedIn Recommendations and it is brilliant. I never thought of writing it for them as a suggestion and then having them post it. Great suggestions.