LinkedIn says profiles with recommendations are three times more likely to get enquiries. Recommendations are more personal and specific than endorsements and a good way to showcase your expertise.
There is no limit to the number you can give or receive – but you can only one have from each of your connections per role. The Recommendations sections is beneath Skills and your recommendations appear in chronological order. They can be managed by clicking the blue pencil.
With your received recommendations you get the chance to ask to for a revision and show or hide it on your page.
You also get a chance to revise or delete your given recommendations
To ask for a recommendation, Hit the ‘Ask for a recommendation’ next to the pencil.
You will be taken through a series of questions; simply follow the steps and personalise the message at the end before hitting the send button.
To give a recommendation (or another way to ask), to go to your connection and click the ‘More’ box which will show a drop down menu with similar steps to the process above.
Just fill in the relationship boxes, write the recommendation or, if asking for one, personalise the message before hitting send.
In either case you or your connection will receive a message and a link.
Click to add the recommendation to the profile or, if there is an error, ask for an amendment.
Bonus Tip: Always thank someone who gives you a recommendation. If someone has given you a positive review on another platform, there is nothing wrong with copying it into a message and asking them to go to your profile, click recommend and paste it into the text box. Most people will do this for you if asked.