We know LinkedIn is a social media marketing tool. What is often overlooked in building outside profiles, joining groups and connecting with people is what I call the passive market suggestions. Usually getting peoples your business or to provide you there is a recommendation easy. However getting the right testimonials and those which are the most successful is another matter. When requested, some fluff that seems like others will be given by coworkers. The trick is to make them give you a recommendation with teeth. First, an excellent recommendation is delivered in time and in budget, although one that shows you are problem solvers you saved the customer money and were dependable and reliable. Just asking for a recommendation will not do. Provide some advice to them. It is worth a couple of minutes to orient them. An effective trick is to ask if it can be written by you and it can be endorsed by them.
Some will welcome this alternative since they do not need to devote energy and time and you get. Believe me, it is going to be appreciated and takes it out of obligation or a job to an individual that is motivated and helpful. Ask workers, customers, managers and coworkers to endorse your job through LinkedIn Endorsements. When asking your LinkedIn connections, it is easy to manage. And follow the instructions above. Do remain connected after you have been endorsed by them and show your appreciation. You can ask them if they need your recommendation. Customers want to be reassured that you are currently selling services and quality products. By studying confidence is built by your endorsements and it is an indirect method of getting what others think of it and to know your job.
Another question is recommendations are too many. My response is quality over quantity. Some carry more weight than others if the endorsement is from ones on your industry or a company from a fortune 1000. But do not dismiss the little men. Sincerity can trump a matter of fact testimonial. My rule of thumb is to have a minimum of ten to twenty-five. You add them, and also can segment them into classes. Remember that for a recommendation to work, it has to be set in a site that is credible and believable.