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When and How to Ask for a Recommendation on LinkedIn?

When and How to Ask for a Recommendation on LinkedIn?

The BEST time to do this is when you are currently employed and are working with those you are
likely to ask for a recommendation.

How?

Login to LinkedIn
Click ‘Add Profile Section’
Click ‘Additional Information’
Click ‘Request a Recommendation’.
Then follow the prompts.

I’d write something like

Hi X,

As you know, my time at [insert employer] is coming to a close. I’m just getting all my documents
organised. I’d be truly grateful if you could provide me with a recommendation on LinkedIn?

Doesn’t have to be fancy. Just why I’m good at my job (what skills), and what makes me
enjoyable to work with (qualities and attributes)?

I’d appreciate it.

Also, happy to return the favour and leave a recommendation on your profile if you like?

Kindest,

X.

0491 xxx xxx 

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