Are LinkedIn recommendations a good or bad idea? Daniel O'Carroll attended a recent 'LinkedIn or LinkedOut' workshop in Cork and offers his thought on referring business contacts via LinkedIn.





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Written by bembridge
3819 days ago

Interesting thoughts and analysis. I have have always come more from the sceptical side of the argument as I ahem found that in almost all cases the recommendation on any profile is matched by them writing an equally glowing recommendation on the person that recommended them. So it always feels to me to be doubtful. Saying that, I do like the glowing recommendations on my profile - but they come at the cost of writing one for them usually. So have generally ignored requests from people I did not rate - as think also you reduce your credibility.



Written by nialldevitt
3821 days ago

Hi Daniel, this is a great piece! I think you have identified that there are pretty much two types of people when it comes to considering LI recommendations. Those that are more skeptical and those that are not so skeptical. I think you're suggestion around getting recommendations from well-known or influential figures within your industry has a lot of merit, in that these recommendations are less likely to be seen as so constructed.



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