The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

Why You Need to Write More LinkedIn Recommendations

April 26, 2022 John Neral Season 2 Episode 96
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
Why You Need to Write More LinkedIn Recommendations
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Suppose you don’t have any LinkedIn recommendations that showcase who you are and what you do. In that case, you are missing an opportunity for your network, along with recruiters and hiring managers, to know you better. 

 

One of the biggest mistakes I see when looking at LinkedIn profiles is that people aren’t giving enough recommendations to people in their network! We should only provide recommendations for people with who we have an in-depth knowledge of their work and can communicate where they add value. 

 

In this episode, I will show you why you need to be writing more LinkedIn recommendations to serve your network better and why those recommendations will make you stand out better to more recruiters and hiring managers. 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Introduction (0:05)

·      Personal Update (1:08)

·      Book – Your Mid-Career GPS (1:46)

·      The Purpose of LinkedIn Recommendations (3:12)

·      You Must Approve All Recommendations (4:48)

·      How Recommendations Serve Your Network (6:12)

·      How Recruiters and Hiring Managers Use LinkedIn Recommendations (9:35)

·      Give Five to Get Five (13:45)

 

List of Resources:

·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral

·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral

 

Calls to Action: 

·      Get your free Mid-Career GPS Resources that include a job search tracker and reflection questions at https://johnneral.com

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·      Visit https://johnneral.com for more information. 

 

 

Introduction
Personal Update
Book - Your Mid-Career GPS
Purpose of LinkedIn Recommendations
You Must Approve All Recommendations
How Recommendations Serve Your Network
How Recruiters and Hiring Managers Use LinkedIn Recommendations
"Give 5 to Get 5"