How To Write A LinkedIn Recommendation In 3 Steps

LinkedIn is the leading social networking site for professionals.  My favourite thing about it is theRecommendations feature.  It allows your connections to leave endorsements of your work on your profile for others to read.  They are mini reference letters that answer the question for readers, “Why should I network or do business with this individual?”

Writing recommendations for other professionals is one way to show your appreciation or whom you are connected to.  The most common reason to write a recommendation is that it leads to receiving recommendations.  LinkedIn prompts recommendation receivers to reciprocate with writing a recommendationfor the person who recommended them.  The reason you want to write and receive well-written LinkedIn recommendations is because they are evidence that you are who you and your network are who say you are; they endorse your personal brand.

Personally, I enjoy writing recommendations, unfortunately, not every professional has the gift of writing. With that comes dread that leads to writers block.  I’m presenting a simple process for composing a LinkedIn recommendation that you will be proud to give.  Read More…

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