-> Identify your contact spheres like - School, College, previous jobs/work, a networking organization, clients etc. -> Approach to at least 3 people from each sphere to recommend you. They could be classmates, friends, colleagues, professors, managers, clients, vendors, employees and so on. -> When you ask for a recommendation, show them the openness of providing a draft if required. In my experience, while doing this task I observed that the major roadblock was the draft. -> People wanted to recommend but they were unable to find time or words to write it. So make it easy for them, give them some pointers or a paragraph in their tone speaking about you. -> This actually is a very fruitful process because when you draft a recommendation for yourself, you can cover your keywords in it. -> LinkedIn has provided a button called "Ask for Recommendation". When you will use it, it will send a message to the other person's inbox with a link to write a recommendation for you. -> But do not limit yourself to it. After asking it from there, follow-up on other modes of communication like email, WhatsApp or even a call if required. You will need multiple follow-ups because some of them may be a little less active or tech savvy when it comes to using LinkedIn.
Often when you want to hire a new agency or a vendor, you will try to connect with one of their previous customers and have an opinion about their work. This space is one of the strongest spaces in your entire profile. This space is also one of the most difficult parts of the LinkedIn profile because you may feel shy in asking for recommendations, even if you ask for them, the other person is unable to draft and write or is not having enough time to do it. We have tried to make it a little simpler for you. Follow these tips. Read this blog of ours to take the first step towards building your Personal Brand: https://www.monkeyads.in/post/how-to-build-a-personal-brand . [The common part of caption is at bottom] A good number to have here is at least 10 to 15 recommendations.