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How to write a LinkedIn recommendation



LinkedIn has reached as one of the top social networks in order to connect with the world. Most personnel use LinkedIn for their career path development by stating the qualifications he or she possess and to seek for opportunities. This gives a push with a proper recommendation. So we are going to teach you of how to write a mind blowing recommendation if your closest colleagues or employees ask for a LinkedIn recommendation.

But writing a proper recommendation takes necessary skill and time in order to come out with what we truly think of the person and would that be the one he might be expecting!

This article will help you to understand with step by steps in regard to say what u really want to say.


How to Write a Recommendation (Or Request A Recommendation:

Step 1: Click the “More...” button on the LinkedIn profile.

Step 2: Choose “Request a Recommendation” or “Recommend.”

how to ask for linkedin recommendation

LinkedIn recommendations are straightforward to write, but many people miss the chance to really take full advantage of their value.


Great recommendations do two things really well:

1.) GIVE CONTEXT: They quickly show if reviewer knows the subject.

2.) EXPLAIN VALUE: They highlight why the subject is valuable.

no context no value vs context value recommendation



LinkedIn Recommendation examples:


...for a marketer:


...for a copywriter:


....for an SEO specialist:


...for a doctor:


...for a photographer:


...for a CRO specialist:


...for a sales rep:


...for a restaurant manager:


...for an architect:


...for an intern:


...for a web developer:


How to ask for a LinkedIn recommendation:


…from a client


…from a friend


…from a former boss


…from a current boss


…from someone you’ve worked with


A LinkedIn Recommendation Framework:


Step 1: Begin with a "Standout Line":

The will to read a passage starts with a proper start. So attract the audience with a special line which will show them how valuable the person is. Don't just stick with "He’s the Best" or such common ones, because it’ll make the audience bored.

"All in one Package" is the phrase that came to mine when it comes to Jason.



Step 2: State how you know him/her:

Once done with the Standout Line, explain how you know him/she. It maybe you worked with or for how long you were working and all. Which gives an idea that you’re close to the person to be recommended.

"I've had the great privilege to be working with Jason for more than 3 years at Stock company, and have partnered with him on many projects."



Step 3: state his/her specialty out of others:

Try to give away a good comparison of him or her with the rest so as the readers would starting to see he or she is special. In writing a recommendation make the reader think that the person referring to is of many qualities such as talented, hardworking, team working, smart and etc.

"Jason’s ability to proceed with multiple projects was a drastic difference from the rest team mates."



Step 4: Don’t forget to add some personality:

If we want to hire someone for a particular job we all love to hear what he or she possess and about the personality. Like how you felt working with him such so, to make the audience understand that he/she is not only great with work related but so as with qualities.

"No matter how hardworking she was, she always wore a smile on her face."


"And the tournament misses him so bad."



Step 5: Summarize him/her with strong recommendation:

State your ending with strong line so as to think the reader had quite of a good hear of his or hers abilities and qualities. There’s no need to end with a short statement, make it big and worthy.

End it with line so that the reader would get a proper positive thumbs up with the person referring to in the recommendation.

"Jason would be the key to success in your organization!"


"He’ll make your competitors run away."



Step 6: Put it all together:

Now we just need to take everything we wrote above and smash it all together. Our LinkedIN recommendation would look something like this:


Just follow the steps above, and you can write a fantastic LinkedIN recommendation within 5 minutes!


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