LinkedIn is the most useful professional networking site in the world. There are close to 400 million profiles on LinkedIn. People have started using it effectively for connecting with likeminded individuals, recruiting right talent, sourcing leads etc.
In the 400 million profiles, how can somebody know which one is the right fitment or which is the right vendor? How can somebody trust the profiles which are put up on LinkedIn?
There are many new features introduced by LinkedIn to enhance the user experience. One such feature is ‘LinkedIn recommendation’. LinkedIn recommendation is a feature in which people can recommend their colleague, co-workers or junior fellows for the good work they had done or currently doing. It carries more weightage for recruiters while recruiting candidates. It is similar to letter of recommendation which someone writes formally while recommending anyone.
It is good to have LinkedIn recommendation on your profile to add more value to it. Nowadays it is possible to buy LinkedIn recommendations. There are different vendors who sell those kind of services. These companies assure recommendations from genuine people who have active LinkedIn profile.
Charges for these services are very meagre depending on number of recommendations which one would like to purchase. Recommendation makes the profile more trustworthy. The turnaround time of this companies is also very quick i.e. within 2 – 3 days. Suppose someone wants recommendation from people based out of a particular country then that is also possible. One can buy recommendations from people based of US, UK, Canada, Spain, Germany etc.
Recommendations helps in cracking good deals where it requires more amount of trust to be built before partnering. One can write the recommendation in their own words by considering the target audience which should be targeted.
It can be copy pasted in the same manner on the LinkedIn profile. But it should be kept in mind the recommendation is to the point. It can be descriptive about 1-2 specific skills only because it is not an essay. It should have a professional touch. One should specify the right kind of profile from whom the recommendation is expected.
Recommendation from C-level executives or senior managers add more value to the profile. In that too, one can be specific regarding the designation like recommendation from senior purchase manager, Brand manager, Product manager etc.
For a person who is seeking for newer opportunities, LinkedIn recommendations plays a very bigger role. Companies like to hire people who can be trusted and who can deliver. LinkedIn recommendations helps in building confidence among the recruiters. One can ask for role specific recommendations which can describe more about the skillset of the candidate. Basically those skills which matter more for the job.
A businessmen who is looking for channel partner a recommendation from channel partner will help in building more trust. It will give them confidence that they can trust on the recommended company.
LinkedIn recommendation helps people in searching your profile easily because LinkedIn prioritizes search results based on number of recommendations.