Recommendations Overview

How do recommendations work?

Last Reviewed: 05/04/2014
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A recommendation is a comment written by a LinkedIn member to recognize or commend a colleague, business partner, or student. Viewers of your profile often view the recommendations you've received on your profile to see what others have to say about your work.

The best recommendations come from people who value your work, services or products, such as managers, colleagues, co-workers, customers, and clients. Hiring managers and people searching for new customers and business partners prefer to work with people who come recommended by someone they know and trust. There's no limit to the number of recommendations you can request or give.

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Note: Recommendations and endorsements are not the same thing. Learn more about the differences between recommendations and endorsements.