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Recommending Someone

How do I recommend someone?

Last Reviewed: 01/08/2014
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You can make a recommendation for a colleague, service provider, business partner, or student.

To recommend someone from their profile:
  1. Go to the profile of the 1st-degree connection you’d like to recommend.
  2. Move your cursor over the down arrow next to the button in the top section of the profile. Button name may vary.
  3. Select Recommend.
  4. Select a recommendation option from the list and click Go.
  5. Complete the recommendation form.
  6. Click Send.
To recommend someone from a recommendation request in your LinkedIn Inbox:
  1. Open the message and click Write Recommendation. If the Write Recommendation link is not visible then you’ll need to recommend them from their profile by using the first set of instructions above.
  2. Complete the form and click Send.

Note: You must click Write Recommendation in order for this to appear on their profile. If you click reply to the email they will receive it as a message and not a recommendation on their profile.

To recommend someone from a recommendation request sent to your personal email address:
  1. Open the email and click Recommend... [requester’s name]. If this link is not visible, then you’ll need to recommend them from their profile by using the first set of instructions above.

    Note: This will take you to LinkedIn.com. You may be prompted to sign in to your account.

  2. Click Write Recommendation.

    Note: You must click Write Recommendation in order for this to appear on their profile. If you click reply to the email they will receive it as a message and not a recommendation on their profile.

  3. Complete the form and click Send.

After another member recommends you:

  • You can return the favor and recommend them after you accept the recommendation they created for you.

More information about recommendations:

  • If you recommend someone who's not a LinkedIn member, the person will be invited to connect with you and create a profile on LinkedIn. The recommendation will then appear on their profile.
  • You can edit or withdraw recommendations you've sent at any time.
  • Recommendations you've written can be seen in the Recommendations box on the person's profile.
  • The recipient can choose to hide a recommendation so it won't show on their profile.
  • Recommendations can only be displayed on your LinkedIn profile if they were requested through LinkedIn. You cannot add an email or other type of message recommending you to the Recommendations section of your profile.

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