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How to ask for a LinkedIn recommendation
Subject: Would love a recommendation!
I'm about to start applying for entry-level data science jobs and would love to showcase my skills and experience in the field to hiring managers.
If you have a few minutes, would you mind writing a short recommendation about the Netflix-like recommendation engine we worked on together at Resume Worded? I'd really appreciate if you could mention the toolkit we used (Python, scikit-learn) and how it got rolled out to our entire user base.
Thanks a ton!
LinkedIn recommendations can add credibility and huge value to your LinkedIn profile. Here's a template you can use that not only has a great response rate, but also makes sure the recommendation is tailored to the jobs you're looking for.
Try getting recommendations from people that recruiters would consider to credible. For example, get a recommendation from someone you professionally worked with (e.g. a boss or colleague) as opposed to a friend or family member.
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Other Reach Out to People on LinkedIn [Sample Messages]
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