About LinkedIn Recommendations | No BS Job Search Advice

About LinkedIn Recommendations | No BS Job Search Advice

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Someone wrote, “When checking out someone, I always look for recommendations. And specifically, the ratio between those given and received.LinkedIn That speaks volumes about the individual. How many recommendations you have received and given?”

I replied, “I’m going to be the wet blanket about recommendation ratios using myself as an example. I coach people. I don’t see the work of the people I coach.They can see my work. I can’t see their work. I won’t game the system with reciprocal recommendations. Like endorsements where people endorse me for a number of categories (they can see my work) and then expect I will endorse them for theirs (I won’t), I ask, “You’re in (Mumbai, Berlin, Shanghai, Cairo). How do you think I’m supposed to know about your work? I can write, “She’s terrific,” or “he’s a really good guy!” What does that do for you? Fake recommendations are no different to me. You are connected with someone. You do recruiting/coaching/sell insurance/whatever. What kind of glowing recommendation can you write for someone and their work? 


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2300 episodes. He also hosts Job Search TV on YouTube, and Amazon, as well as on BingeNetworks.tv for Apple TV and 90+ smart sets.

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