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.