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LinkedIn Endorsements - Are they still useful ? - Tips to get amazing recommendations

16 May 2020

LinkedIn Endorsements - Are they still useful ? - Tips to get amazing recommendations

LinkedIn Endorsements have been here for awhile now and nothing beats a written LInkedIn Recommendation. They validate your reputation as are reviewed by people who’ve seen you in action. From a Recruiters point of view they can clearly see who have endorsed you and there is no more of references provided upon request.

LinkedIn recommendations are similar to recommendations that you see in online stores, where other shoppers give their reviews about their experience of the product.

Recruiters, HR and hiring managers all go through the endorsement section, this gives them an understanding of your work. So invest some time in getting good recommendations it will be proved worthwhile. Also every time you do get an endorsement, this will appear on feeds of your connections, giving you that extra exposure and popularity.

Stand out from the crowd

Many jobseekers aren’t sure how to ask for recommendations or don’t want to nudge people for endorsements. Remember recommendations help differentiate you from the rest of the candidates, so make sure you get them while you can.

Writing recommendations is not an easy task, so not all people whom you ask will endorse you. Try personalising your requests, ask for specific details like projects or skills, If you are actively job seeking include that in your message. This might help you get those valuable recommendations, giving you the extra edge on others.

Steps to request a recommendation -

To request a recommendation from your profile:Click the  Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.

Select View profile.

Scroll down to the Recommendations section and click Ask to be recommended.

Type the name of the connection you'd like to ask for a recommendation in the Who do you want to ask? field.


Fake Endorsements

As important these endorsements are to your profile, having fake endorsements could very well hurt your profile. Its easy for a recruiter to cross check them and if they ask about them in actual interview, things can go pretty awry. Also Try to avoid recommendations from your family or friends, unless you’ve worked with them because they are easy to spot and won't be much of use from the recruiters point of view.

Recommendations that do work

Ask them to think on the following points and include a brief example or some explanation

Your key strengths, giving an example will prove the point.

What did they enjoy about working with you the most

How you would work under pressure

If it was customer facing task, how would they interact with customers and businesses.

You can give few more pointers to think and endorse you on. LinkedIn Endorsements are one of the most beneficial elements on your LinkedIn profile, so invest some time in getting those and they'll definitely help you in getting your next job

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