Posted on Jul 17, 2013

LinkedIn Recommendations Recommendations are a great way to help you build your brand, network, and reputation. With the implementation of LinkedIn’s new navigation bar, accessing your Recommendations has changed. Follow the new steps below to access your Recommendations:

1. At the top right corner of your navigation bar, hover over your Profile Picture. You will see a drop-down menu for your “Account & Settings.” From the menu, click on the “Privacy & Settings” Tab.

LinkedIn, Recommendations

2. On the Account Settings page, scroll all the way down until you see 4 tabs on your left hand side: “Profile,” “Communications,” “Groups, Companies, & Applications,” and “Account.”

LinkedIn Profile Account Options

Your “Profile” Tab should have a column that says “Helpful Links.” From there, click on the last link that says “Manage your recommendations” (which is in the blue box below).

Manage your Linked Profile Recs.

This will take you to your Recommendations page and from there the functions have remained the same as prior to the implementation of the new Navigation Bar.

3. As a reminder, you can manage your Recommendations on the Recommendations page through the 3 tabs: “Received,” “Given,” and “Ask for recommendations,” There:

  • To manage Recommendations you have received, you can click on the “Received” Tab.

  • TIP: When you receive a Recommendation, remember to click “show” and “accept” to show the Recommendation on your profile. Some people forget to do that, and they miss out on the power of a good recommendation for building their credibility.

  • Under the “Given” Tab, you can give a recommendation for a person you know as your Colleague, Service Provider, Business Partner, or Student.

Accept a LinkedIn Recommendation

  • Under the “Ask for recommendations” Tab, you can ask and message any of your Connections for a recommendation.

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