Requesting a Recommendation

How do I request a recommendation?

Last Reviewed: 01/08/2014
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You can ask your connections to recommend your work from the Ask for Recommendations link which can be accessed through your Privacy and Settings page.

  1. Move your cursor over your photo in the top right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings.
    • You may be prompted to sign in to your account.
  2. Click the Manage your Recommendations link under Helpful Links in the middle of the page.
  3. Click the Ask for recommendations near the top of the page.
  4. Select a position from the "What do you want to be recommended for?" dropdown list.
    • If a position or school isn't listed, you can click job or school beneath the dropdown box to add it to your profile and the dropdown list.
  5. In the "Who do you want to ask?" section, enter names of connections into the text field or click the address book icon to search for connections.
    • In your address book's Choose Connections view, check the boxes next to the names you want to add and then click Finished.
    • When you request a recommendation from multiple people in one message, each recipient will receive a separate message.
  6. Enter your request in the Create your message section. You can use the message provided or customize it.
  7. Click Send.

Note: There's no limit to the total number of recommendations you can request or receive. However, you cannot withdraw a request for a recommendation once you've sent it, nor can you request a new recommendation from the same person for the same position if you already have one pending their response.

To resend the original request:

  1. Move your cursor over your photo in the top right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings.
    • You may be prompted to sign in to your account.
  2. Click the Manage your Recommendations link under Helpful Links in the middle of the page.
  3. Under “Manage recommendations you’ve received”, click the Manage link under the position you’d like to resend the request for.
  4. Click the Resend link.
  5. You can edit the text in the Create your message section, and then click Send.

Learn more about recommendations or accepting and displaying recommendations you receive.

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