3 Success Tactics for LinkedIn Hit up Your Connections for a Good Recommendation Similar to the function of a business card, a testimonial from someone you know may be the be all or end all between being hired or not. A LinkedIn profile can be deemed to be some sort of online resume so it is great if you could somehow get help from contact you are close to. A testimonial may praise the user but if it also includes details about the person which the employer deems important, the employer will most likely take them seriously. Hence, it is great to get recommendations from people who are closest to you. Recommendations can exist in various forms. You can have recommendations from a former colleague or client you have worked with before in the past. You can also get some form of testimonial from a current colleague who is describing your character explaining why it is a joy to work with you. They could possibly list out reasons that could paint you as a responsible and disciplined worker. You can start by asking your close colleagues to write testimonials for you or you can get the ball rolling by writing testimonials for them then asking them to retaliate. Use the Tripit App Many people have friends all over the world. Hence, like any other social media site, LinkedIn is a great way to stay connected to those you have connections with overseas. Some connections, however, is physically troublesome. When you travel, you should make it a point to meet contacts face to face. Personal meetings can help the relationship to blossom in so many ways. This LinkedIn application makes it so much more convenient. With Tripit, users can take note of their contact's networking and traveling schedules so that if you happen to be in the same area during the same dates and times, meetings can be established. It is useful if you are intending to attend a particular event with a colleague in another city. It is also a great way to catch up with old friends and colleagues. Apart from that, News agencies like WNBC and CNN has given it favorable comments. Since networking is all about creating and maintaining great relationships, this is yet another helping hand in that process. Recommend Your Connections Recommendations are something prevalent in the world of LinkedIn. If you know someone from the past or have a former colleague you have worked with, it would be a good idea to give a positive recommendation if you find the experience with them favorable. Most of the time, these people will do the same to you. Recommendations do not always have to be about something work related. You could even give some sort of character profile for a recommendation. For instance, you can post your professional opinion of a colleague whom you think is easy-going and down to earth, you are helping them to establish a more positive online image. This will definitely be beneficial for their future prospects. This is entirely your choice. Bear in mind that most of the time, this has to be oriented towards pursuing an end goal.
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