Quid Pro Quo: Is the LinkedIn Recommendation Function Legit?
Patricia | Apr. 2, 2010

itsadealI’m stuck and I need some feedback. How do you feel about asking for recommendations on LinkedIn?

I have recommended a few people, most spontaneously, just because it’s fun to get to tell others how great you think someone else is. I have also been asked for a recommendation, and was pleased to provide it, kind of kicking myself that I hadn’t thought of it first.

So why does asking for recommendation for myself feel awkward? LinkedIn makes it easy, after all, providing the message and everything. Is it because it looks like, “You say something nice about me and I’ll say something nice about you?” Or does it? And how much value do such recommendations have anyway? Are they worth all this soul-searching?

Let me know what you think.

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