My readers’ questions re LinkedIn recommendations

I was recently asked this question and I thought the answer would help others too:

“Is there a way of putting references into LinkedIn without requesting a recommendation? I’ve got two references from colleagues but neither wants to put recommendations on LinkedIn, as they don’t do as a rule.”

My answer:

The best thing you could do is add a projects or publications section to your LinkedIn profile. With these you can add a URL link and link to your website where the testimonials are. Alternatively you could add the testimonials directly into the description section in the projects or publications.

The benefit of adding it to a Project is that it will link to the position in question, however people will have to open the project to see more detail.

The benefit of adding it as a publication is that it will be displayed on your profile and you can move the position and add a relevant title.

I hope this helps; any further questions do drop me an email jade@linkedintosuccess.co.uk.

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About me:

Jade Pluck owner of LinkedIn to Success, not only writes your LinkedIn profile so that you get found by potential clients, but most importantly teaches you how to use it effectively, so that you gain more business from it.

LinkedIn is an essential business tool that utilises your business connections to grow your business, so it is essential to make sure your profile is complete and that you are using it regularly in your business.