Recommending Someone

How do I recommend someone?

Last Reviewed: 09/17/2014
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You can make a recommendation for anyone whose work you'd like to recognize like a colleague, co-worker, 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. The button name may vary.
  3. Select Recommend.
  4. Follow the steps to write the recommendation.
  5. Click Send.
To recommend someone from the Recommendations page:
  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Scroll to the Recommendations section and click the Manage link.
  3. Click the Give Recommendations tab at the top of the page.
  4. Search for a connection to recommend by typing their name in the text box under Who do you want to recommend?
  5. Follow the prompts to write the recommendation.
  6. Click Send.
To respond to a recommendation request in your LinkedIn inbox:
  1. Move your cursor over the Inbox icon in the top right of your homepage to make the message appear.
  2. Click View to open the message.
  3. Click Write Recommendation.
  4. Complete the form and click Send.
To recommend someone from a recommendation request sent to your email address:
  1. Open the email and click the Write Your Recommendation button. Note: This will take you to LinkedIn.com.

    • You may be prompted to sign in.
  2. Click Write Recommendation.

    Note: You must click Write Recommendation in order for this to appear on their profile. If you only reply to the email and type a recommendation, they won't be able to add it to their profile.

  3. Complete the form and click Send.

More information about recommendations:

  • You can edit or withdraw recommendations you've sent at any time.
  • When you give a recommendation, the other person can see it by clicking the Received link in the Recommendations section of their profile. You can see the recommendation by clicking the Given link in the Recommendations section of your own profile. Either one of you can choose to hide the recommendation.
  • Recommendations can only be displayed on your LinkedIn profile if they're requested through LinkedIn. You can't add an email or other type of message as a recommendation.
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