LinkedIn: Here’s How to Ask a Connection for a Recommendation

You can ask users in your network to recommend you

Did you know LinkedIn allows you to ask your connections for recommendations that can be displayed on your profile? Our guide will show you how this is done.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the LinkedIn application on iOS. Also note, in addition to the method shared in our guide below, you can also ask a connection for a recommendation via the “Recommendations” area on your LinkedIn profile.

Step 1: On the “Home,” “My Network” or “Notifications” tab, tap the search bar at the top of the screen.

Step 2: Type the name of the contact you want to ask for a recommendation.

Step 3: Tap the correct user in the search results that appear.

Step 4: Tap “More…”

Step 5: Tap “Request a recommendation.”

Step 6: Tap the arrows next to “Select relationship” and “Select your position at the time” to fill in these fields with the appropriate information.

Step 7: Tap “Next.”

Step 8 (optional): Tap the message field to customize the message you’ll send to your connection.

Step 9: Tap “Send” to send the recommendation request to your connection.