Throughout the years, many of us have the pleasure of working with great colleagues, bosses, or employees. In today’s digital era, many recruiters and HR managers do a great deal of scouting on LinkedIn and one of the areas they look at are a potential candidate’s recommendations. If you have had a positive work experience with someone, chances are, you are more than happy to write them a recommendation – but what should you write?
For many of us, sitting down and writing a recommendation for someone takes much longer than anticipated and deciding what to write is often the biggest challenge. Fortunately, writing a great recommendation for an outstanding colleague is not nearly as daunting as it may seem. If you want to publicly acknowledge someone for a job well done by writing a LinkedIn recommendation, follow these simple steps and you’ll have a stellar review ready in no time!
- Describe your relationship. Provide some context around how you know the person and in what capacity you worked together. While your recommendee’s LinkedIn profile should cover the history of their work details, you will want to let readers know why you are qualified to be giving this particular person a recommendation and why your work relationship was a positive one.
- Highlight their best trait. Think about the number one skill the person you are recommending does best or stands out to you the most and focus on that key attribute. If you have difficult choosing just one or two traits, do not be afraid to ask the person if there is anything specific they would like you to emphasize in your recommendation.
- Give a solid recommendation. End your recommendation with a final line that makes it crystal clear that you give your contact a glowing review for a job well done! You do not need to go overboard here; short, sweet, and solid is your best bet.
Making sure your contact shines on LinkedIn is a piece of cake! If you keep your recommendation concise and focus on the work you did together and why you would recommend them, you will have a glowing LinkedIn recommendation posted and visible before you know it. Looking for great candidates of your own to fill your company’s vacant positions? Contact B. Loehr Staffing today to learn more about finding top quality job candidates on social media sites!