Recommendations can be more significant than endorsements because they are written statements by connections about your work ethic and value. Recommendations affirm your skills and talents and give your LinkedIn profile credibility. They are a third-party verification for you and your profile.
A recommendation gives recruiters and hiring managers valuable insight about a potential candidate from someone who has worked with them. Think of it like a product review on Amazon! You want to buy the product with the best reviews, right? So why wouldn’t recruiters and managers want to hire candidates with a history of good reviews?
If you’re writing a recommendation for someone, think about the qualities recruiters or employers need to know about them. It’s not enough to list positive attributes; you should also explain how their actions reflect those traits. As with endorsements, when someone has a positive professional relationship with a connection, they will naturally want to reciprocate when that person recommends them. .