Get Recommended On LinkedIn And Gain A Good Position
LinkedIn Endorsements are piling up faster then the basic rush -hour traffic and obtaining sincere recommendations is a lot like rocket science. It calls for upfront investment in planning, maintain personal contacts and collaborating with LinkedIn users but with all this the effort is rewarded a little less and better route to building of strong credibility and trust opens up.
LinkedIn endorsements verify the actual you, what you do, while recommendation are an additional detailed version of of what you do and how you do and adds value to your caliber and skills. On LinkedIn we all gets endorsed for some skills we don’t even possess.
These are the lite recommendations which get overlooked by many genuine visitors to your profile.
Endorsements aren’t a rocket science hence it is easy to give and get. LinkedIn contacts in your profile with just click of a button can endorse you with some skills in less then fraction of second. But all these endorsements for detractors serve as only eye candy as they ask for no energy or real thinking on your part leaving you free from developing and creating a worded recommendation.
If you get only those lite endorsements from your contacts then reach out people and ask them for recommendations rather than waiting for them to put in some words of appreciation in the form of compliments. One should be proactive when it comes to asking for recommendations. One should always tell the reason on why you are asking for recommendations and why you deserve. This puts the readers interest and prompts greater interest to your request.
Explaining on why you are reaching the person for a recommendation will allow you to share a compliment as well indirectly conveying that the recommendation by the contact carriers some weight and is so the contact is one of the selected few.It will also give you a chance to share some helpful information which will increase your probability of receiving the type of recommendation you have been longing for.
Tagging it with a response urgency will also help and this can be done by putting a reasonable deadline.
The whole idea of all these testimonials, endorsements, recommendation is to give you or your business good assurances from all those who have a high regard of all your offering. Words spoken by marketing department wont target the mark the way a good recommendation by a known person or a known regard would do. Try and showcase only those recommendation which leaves a mark and fulfill following standards of being the genuine opinion, are conversational, are focused and specific, can be identified.
Once contacts put compliments and words of appreciation in writing make sure to spread the praise as far and wide as possible. Use recommendations in full on your website, in social media, and in sales materials, letters and presentations.
It is rightly said that it is never crowded on the extra mile so go and ask for recommendation as investing some amount of time and energy may gain you advantageous position.