Step 8: Ask for Recommendations

External Recommendation will further enhance your credibility.


  • Quality is more important than quantity: You should have 2-3 recommendations for each individual section in your education & organization sections.
  • You should only ask for recommendations from the people with whom you have spend substantial time.
  • Try to take recommendations from people who are credible enough to recommend you.
  • Timing is critical: It you ask for it too early, you might not get good recommendation, if you ask for it too late, you might not get it.
  • Send a personalized Subject & Message while requesting for recommendation

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    1. Write your Positioning Statement
    2. Add relevant Profile Pic
    3. Update Tagline
    4. Update your Summary
    5. Add Associated Institutions & Organizations
    6. Showcase your education by adding Education Institutions, Certifications & Courses
    7. Showcase Your achievements using Publications, Patents, Projects, Honors & Awards
    8. Ask for Recommendations
    9. Add Relevant Skills & Interests
    10. Build Connections from existing email Accounts & Alumni
    11. Join LinkedIn Groups To Build Influential Connections
    12. Rearrange your Profile based on your strengths
    13. Create a simplified URL for your Linkedin Profile
    14. Ensure that all your Public profile is displaying all the information about you