Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Recommendations’ Category

Writing a Killer LinkedIn Recommendation

Monday, December 30th, 2013

I found a terrific post on Mashable titled 5 Steps to Writing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation. I really liked their 5 steps, although I think most people are going to mess up the 5th step. Check it out, and then go write an amazing recommendation! Note: these five steps work great for ...

How to respond to endorsements you get

Monday, May 6th, 2013

I got this email from someone on a webinar I recently did: I often get emails saying that someone I know has endorsed me for a particular skill (the boxes, not a written recommendation).  I've wondered if there is etiquette for this situation.  I assume that if you want to use ...

Peter or Pete? Joseph or Joe? Use LinkedIn Recommendations to find out…

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I don't go by my first name, I go by my middle name.  If you call me by my first name I know you got my name from some government list or something like that.  You immediately disqualify yourself from being legit if you don't call me Jason. Could be the ...

LinkedIn Recommendation/Endorsement Oopsie

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Check out this email I got from a connection: Now that LinkedIn launched "endorsements," they need to figure out some wording on their site, or people are going to get more confused than they are. If I click on the Endorse link at the bottom, it takes me to the page in ...

LinkedIn Endorsements

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A few days ago LinkedIn announced what they are calling LinkedIn Endorsements. Immediately I got emails asking what I thought.  People are confused.  So confused that on some email lists I'm on with career professionals some people (who definitely know their way around LinkedIn) thought it was a big scam from ...

Another Way to See Full Names on LinkedIn: Recommendations

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The last three posts have been about getting around the LinkedIn Premium upgrade to see stuff (like a person's last name). Here's another one, and one of my favorites. Today I got an invitation to connect from someone who is a second degree contact.  For some reason I only see the initial ...

Is it James or Jimmy or Jim or JimBob? LinkedIn First Names…

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

My name is Jason. I go by Jason.  You can call me Jay (or, "J"), but hardly anyone does.  Rarely I've been called Jase. I don't really care... call me whatever you want.  Most people just call me... Jason. But what about people with names that are commonly nick-named?  William (Bill), Jonathan ...

Getting requests for LinkedIn Recommendations – huh??

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Have you ever gotten a weird request to "recommend" someone on LinkedIn?  I have a fairly large network with people I don't know (usually they have read my stuff, or heard me speak), and every once in a while I get an email with this: So, what do you do? My first ...

Worst LinkedIn Recommendation… Ever.

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I found some Recommendations in my LinkedIn Inbox from a while ago.  Not sure why I was sitting on them but on Friday I decided to clean them out - approving all but two.  The first I deleted was what I posted on last Friday... my favorite LinkedIn Recommendation :) ...

My Favorite LinkedIn Recommendation

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I have had this LinkedIn Recommendation sitting in my box (not actively shown) for a while... I can't put it on my profile for obvious reasons, but I sure get a chuckle out of it every time I read it (more on WHY below): Now, Harp Arora wrote that because I ...