Tag Archive: Recommendations



How to Reassign LinkedIn Recommendations to The Correct Position.

I had an email this week asking how to change a recommendation for one job title to another title on their LinkedIn profile. This is probably the second most often asked question I am asked about LinkedIn. The most asked is should I upgrade to a premium account.

It is an involved and two step process but it can be done.

If a recommendation is attached to the wrong position or education, you can reassign it.

Step 1: Remove the position or education that the recommendation is currently attached to, and then add it back to your profile.

Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
Scroll to the Experience or Education section and click the Edit icon next to the position or education where the recommendation is listed.
Copy the text in the Description box and paste it into a document to be used later.
Click the Remove this position link.
Click yes, then remove.
Click the +Add a Position link within the Experience section.
Copy and paste the job description (saved earlier) into the Description field.
Complete the fields for the position and click “save”.

Step 2: Assign the recommendation to a position.

Move your cursor over your photo in the top right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings.

You may be prompted to sign in.
Under the Helpful Links section, click Manage your recommendations.
You’ll see the unassigned recommendation in the section titled, “you deleted the position” these Recommendations were associated with. Click the Reassign link next to the recommendation.
Choose the position you’d like to assign it to and click Apply.
The recommendation will now be displayed under the correct position on your profile.

I’m always happy to connect on LinkedIn with people who PERSONALIZE their request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at bruce@hobknobery.com


How to Change LinkedIn Recommendations to Correct Job Title.

One question I am asked repeatedly is “How do I move a recommendations from one job title to the correct job title”. This is a two-step process.

Step 1. Remove the position that the recommendation is assigned to, and then go back into your profile add the position back to your profile.

A) The first thing to do is move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and then select Edit Profile.
B) Next scroll to the Experience section on your profile and click the Edit (icon) next to the experience where the recommendation is listed.
C) Copy the text in the Description box and paste it into a WORD document to be used later.
D) Click the “Remove this position link” which is at the very bottom next to save and cancel.

E) Next click “Yes”, remove.
F) Click the +Add a Position link within your Experience section.
G) Then Copy and paste the job description (saved earlier in the WORD document) into the Description field.
H) Complete the fields for the position and click Save.

Step 2: Assign the recommendation to the correct position.

I) Again, move your cursor over your profile photo in the top right of your homepage and select Privacy & Settings.
J) In the Profile section, click Manage your recommendations which is at the bottom right hand side.


K) Then find the “Unassigned Recommendations Section”. This section is only visible if you have unassigned recommendations.
L) Click the Show recommendations link.
M) Find the unassigned recommendation, click Choose, and then select the position you want it for..
N) Check the box next to “Show this recommendation in my profile”.
O) Finally, Click Save Changes.

You are now done and the recommendations now shows up under the correct position on your LinkedIn profile.

I’m always happy to connect on LinkedIn with people who read my blog. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this info valuable please pass this on to others who need help.

I write practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com.


Do You Know How to give LinkedIn Recommendations to Your Connections?

I had one of my first degree connections ask where, on LinkedIn’s new profile makeover, to find access to give one of your connections a recommendation. Well, they moved it to “Account and Settings” on the tool bar at the top of your profile page. Hover over your picture and the account and settings will appear near the bottom of the drop down. Scroll down to the word “REVIEW” and click on the link.

Your LinkedIn settings page will show up. Look near the bottom right under “Manage your Recommendations”. Click on “Ask for recommendations” at the top of the page. Then select the position or the education that you would like and click on the blue link “Ask to be recommended”.

The next screen you see is the recommendation screen.

On the recommendation screen are several choices. First select which position you would like the recommendation from for a specific experience (JOB) on your profile. Second then is select the person you would like to be recommended by from your connections. And finally, third, would be to create the message you would like to send to that connection for a specific job or work you have done with this person.

Hopefully you will have every connection recommend you, but realistically that doesn’t always happen.

I’m always happy to connect on LinkedIn with people who read my blog. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this info valuable please pass this on to others who need help.

I write practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com.


13 Things You Have To Do Every Week on LinkedIn!

 

One of the most important social media platforms for business is LinkedIn. So how do you stay top of mind with your connections on LinkedIn?

 

Here is a list of ideas to make you stand out from the crowd.

 

1) Share an article in your updates with others on LinkedIn, or in your groups, and even a connection that you think may benefit from reading it.

 

2) Use the contacts feature under the drop down for your network. Congratulate someone for landing a new job, wish them a Happy Birthday, or send them a note about an article they were mentioned in.

 

3) Endorse a connection for a skill or expertise. one that you have first-hand knowledge of for the work that they performed.

 

4) Recommendation, give one recommendation to someone you met this past week that is deserving of acknowledgement.

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5) Add a URL or a link to share on your profile

 

6) Review Group updates from the groups you are in. Check those groups that you receive only weekly updates to stay on top of your industry.

 

7) Add a comment or a post to one of the groups you are a member of.

 

8) Invite new connections that you have met networking

 

9) Add a company to those that you are following, receive news from an additional source.

 

10) Send a note to 3 connections that you haven’t had contact with in the past 6 months

 

11) If you own a group, then ask a question or start a poll to get answers for questions that you have about your job or industry.

 

12) Connection request, review,  either accept or ignore requests to connect from the past week.

 

13) Advance Search for people that you would like to connect with on LinkedIn.


Are You Taking Advantage of The New Version of LinkedIn Recommendations?

LinkedIn made some enhancements to your recommendations. What is great

about is the changes is that they show the most recent recommendations

from your connections for each job position. These recommendations are

located directly below the job summary. So now it is extemely important to

have a couple of recommendations for all of your jobs as well as your

education listings.

Now when people are looking at your profile they scroll over the the person that recommended you there will be a

popup of a link to their LinkedIn profile. They will also have the ability to read the recommendation that your

connection provided to you. Now if you have more than the two featured recommendations for that position you have the

option to manage those recommendations. When you are in the edit mode on your profile you can hide one of the

recommendations. If you feel there is a stonger recommendation for that position in edit mode you can move the

recommendations with an Up/Down arrow in the top right corner of each recommendation.

The best way to get recommendations is to first give your connections a recommendation. LinkedIn then asks your

connection if they would like to reciprocate. I would suggest you DO NOT reciprocate at that time, it looks like if

you do me a favor, I’ll do you a favor, but wait a few weeks and then send a recommendation.

Or you could just send a request from your contacts directly. Either way you need to have recommendations showing

on your profile. Those recommendations can have searched keywords in the title which will help you rank for both

LinkedIn and Google SEO. Which will help you be found.


Have you given anyone a LinkedIn Recommendation lately? I’m not talking about an

endorsement, I’m talking about a full fledged recommendation, you know the kind where

you actually have to put some thought into it.

Has there been anyone in the last month that has gone out of their way to help you. Where they have gone above and

beyond your expectations. Maybe someone you worked with on a project, maybe someone did you a favor, or someone that

always helps you out and you don’t even have to ask them.

Sometimes it’s nice to do that person a favor. Let the world and your connections know how they help and why they

stand out. They never ask for recognition, but they are always there giving. I know there are two or three people I

should and I will give those recommendations to.

How many people do you know that are worthy of a recommendation? Don’t JUST endorse them, tell them how much you

appreciate their work.


Recommendations – Giving, Receiving, and Withdrawing?

Give recommendations without expecting anything in return.

Pay it forward.

• Write a recommendation for one of your connections that impressed

you this past week

•Who do you know that you would recommend to a friend or colleague?

•Give recommendations, and you will receive some very positive
feedback from members of your group and you may receive
a recommendation in return.

•When you write the recommendation, it only needs to be two or three sentences to be
effective.

When you receive recommendations you can display them on your LinkedIn profile. And, if there is a misspelling or some inaccurate

information you can revise the recommendation.

To revise a recommendation:

Hover your cursor over Profile at the top of your home page and then click Recommendations.
Click the Sent Recommendations tab.
Click Edit next to the recommendation.
Make your changes in the dropdown menus and text box.
Click view/edit to view or personalize the message to be sent along with the recommendation.
Click Send.
Note: It’s up to the recipient of the recommendation to approve your changes and decide whether to display the updated recommendation on their profile.

Finally, I have had several requests lately to show people how to withdraw a recommendation. Here are the instructions for with-

drawing a recommendation.

To withdraw a recommendation:

Hover your cursor over Profile at the top of your home page and then click Recommendations.
Click the Sent Recommendations tab.
Click Edit next to the recommendation.
Click the Withdraw this recommendation link under the member’s name.
Click Confirm.
Note: The recipient will not be notified if you withdraw your recommendation. It is simply removed from their profile.

So there are your options for recommendations. I hope you get a ton of them.

Happy recommending!