Tips and Free Templates for LinkedIn Recommendation (2022 Updated)

Wed. 09 Mar. 202226863


In the job-hunting season, specifically March, April and May, companies are filling positions left open by workers who made good on their New Year’s resolution to take new jobs, so it is the best time to find your next great opportunity.

And according to a survey, more than three-quarters of recruiters use LinkedIn to research candidates for employment. In some cases, even before you are selected for an interview, a recruiter or hiring manager will check you out on LinkedIn to see what you've accomplished, who you are connected to, and more. This means LinkedIn is an excellent tool to find jobs.


1. The Importance of LinkedIn Recommendation 

2. How to Request Recommendations?

3. Best Samples and Free Templates for LinkedIn Recommendation



1.The Importance of LinkedIn Recommendation 


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Besides regularly updating your LinkedIn profile to showcase your work, skill set, and passions and then attract the right kind of attention from recruiters and hiring managers, you can also pay attention to the LinkedIn Recommendation section. 

A Recommendation is a commendation written by a LinkedIn member, which carries a lot of weight and can be a huge selling point for those who might be looking to hire you. After all, nothing makes you look better than praise from an important client, an old boss, or a close colleague.

So do take the time to request recommendations from your LinkedIn connections. 



2. How to Request Recommendations?

Firstly, make a list of all the people who you can ask. Leaders who have been exposed to your work, former manager, team members, clients or others.

Second, when you are ready to reach out, don’t do so directly through LinkedIn. Instead, send a message via email, Facebook or Twitter asking if it is OK to request a LinkedIn recommendation. 

Then, after receiving a "yes" to your email,  you can send the request. It will be better with operation manual and recommendation sample or template. 



3. Best Samples and Free Templates for LinkedIn Recommendation


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When you request recommendations, it is smart to attach a sample or template of recommendation, which will significantly increase the willingness of others and your chance of success.

Here are necessary points included for a best recommendation:

  • Explain the nature of your professional relationship.

  • Focus on specific professional qualities.

  • Indicate how their contribution helped grow the team or company.

  • Explain what these achievements reveal about that person.

  • End with a note about the personal aspect of working with him/her.

Based on these points in mind, let’s take look on some best practices.

Sample 1:

Few people are fortunate enough to have the chance to work with a Sales Associate as outstanding as Jim Harding. I met Jim when we worked together at Viper Tech, and I had the pleasure of working with him for 4 years. I was constantly impressed by his exceptional ability to close a deal, and I’ve never seen anyone exceed sales quotas as effortlessly as Jim. Not to mention, his bright and jovial personality always improved the mood in the office. I would highly recommend Jim for any position he chooses to pursue. (Source: PDF Reader Pro for Free Template)

Sample 2:

Lauren's ability to manage my social media was a tremendous asset to my business. She was very detailed in organizing story boards and/or color schemes to create a flow for the week's posts. I received new clients as well as 'reminded' older clients of my work. Lauren is driven, bright, and very easy to work with. I will be working with her again in the future. (Source: Careesidekick)

Sample 3:

I worked with XX as a fellow staff writer, as my editor on the Marketing Blog, as a peer editor, and finally, as my team lead and mentor as she and I started managing more blog team members at the end  of 2018. XX is highly adaptable, encouraging and supportive, and an effective leader. I learned a lot from XX as a writer, an editor, and a manager, and I look forward to seeing the blog team continue to grow under her vision and leadership. (Source: Hubspot)

Sample 4:

Jackie is a leader who helps others around her grow. She mentored me during our time together by having an open feedback loop for our projects. This helped many in our department to really develop their skills to deliver a quality product. (Source: Careerclimb)

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