Anyone who’s ever used LinkedIn knows that one of it’s many features is letting others write “recommendations” about you.
And to help encourage people to do this, LinkedIn’s gone one step further. . .
The recommendation will not only show on your page, but on the person’s page who gave it to you. This way you can see who uses “canned” recommendations, who offers a recommendation when perhaps they shouldn’t, etc.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get recommendations, simply connect with those colleagues/clients/customers who have given you a testimonial and ask them to copy/paste their testimonial into the Recommendation field.
Done! You now have a Recommendation and it took them less than 5 minutes to do.
Want to make it even easier for them?
In your request for the Recommendation, include the latest testimonial you have from them so they don’t have to look it up — just be sure to give them the option of updating it to reflect current work done together.
(This is a GREAT project for a team member!)
Now stop reading and go delegate! 🙂
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