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Requesting a LinkedIn Recommendation


  • Enhances credibility and profile appeal.
  • Validates professional skills and achievements.
  • Reconnects and activates your network.


  • Choose a relevant recommender.
  • Personalize your request message.
  • Highlight specific qualities or projects.
  • Always thank the recommender.


  • After project completion or milestones.
  • During active job searches.
  • When transitioning careers.

Sample Request for a LinkedIn Recommendation

Subject: Request for a LinkedIn Recommendation

Hi [Name],

I hope this message finds you well. I've been reflecting on our time working together on [Project/Role] at [Company], particularly how much I learned and grew from that experience. Your guidance played a significant role in that journey.

As I look to advance my career in [Field/Position], I'm updating my LinkedIn profile to better reflect my professional journey and achievements. A recommendation from you, highlighting our collaboration and any specific achievements or skills you feel are noteworthy, would be incredibly valuable.

Of course, I’m more than happy to return the favor or assist you in any way I can. Thank you very much for considering my request.

Warm regards,

[Your Name]

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