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Sams Teach Yourself LinkedIn in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Patrice-Anne Rutledge

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LESSON 10. Requesting and Providing Recommendations

In this lesson, you learn how to request, provide, manage, and revise professional recommendations on LinkedIn.

Understanding LinkedIn Recommendations

LinkedIn enables you to request recommendations from and provide recommendations to the people in your professional network. Recommendations are a powerful networking tool, so consider carefully whom you want to ask for a recommendation and whom you want to recommend as part of your overall LinkedIn strategy.

LinkedIn offers four types of recommendations:

Colleague: You worked with this person at the same company as a manager, peer, or employee.

Business Partner: You worked with this person in another capacity, not as a colleague or client. ...

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