Do you know what recruiters love reading on your profile?
The recommendation section!
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Because it’s like a personal cheering squad that follows you around wherever you go.
It’s a place where your colleagues and managers can sing your praises and highlight your accomplishments.
Recruiters love reading this section because it gives them a glimpse into your professional life that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
It’s like a secret window into your work style and personality that can help them determine if you’re the right fit for their company.
But before you jump to LinkedIn and start asking for recommendations, I have some extra advice for you.
Instead of asking, give a recommendation before!
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Let’s see if the reciprocity principle applies to your network.
(it usually does, and this is what I always teach my students to do)
So now it’s your turn to help someone you know to build a strong personal brand on LinkedIn.
When writing a LinkedIn recommendation, it’s important to avoid using cliches and vague statements.
Instead, focus on highlighting specific skills and accomplishments that make the person stand out.
Usually, the first thoughts that come to your mind when you think about the person are why you enjoyed working with them!
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You should also avoid using too many superlatives like “the best” or “the most” as they can come across as insincere.
It’s also important to be honest, and not exaggerate or lie about your experience with someone.
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