awardsEver been pleasantly surprised when something came out of the blue to reward and/or compliment you?

You know that feeling-“wow, that was really kind!”

Unfortunately in our busy lives it doesn’t happen that often because we get distracted.


Well, I say, try to remember to give someone an unsolicited recommendation on LinkedIn when they do some thing so over-the-top-great for you that you want them to get that warm feeling of “wow.”

Follow these steps:

You view their LinkedIn profile and to the lower right of their headshot, click the downward pointing arrow in the blue button and choose “Recommend.”  recommend

Follow steps 1 and 2 in the next screen you see, composing the recommendation and sending a cover note to the person. In each, but especially in the recommendation itself, tell a story to frame the context and the above-the-top effort and results.

Complete the second section choosing how you know that person and your positions at that time. Recommendations do not only have to cover the present.

The recommendation and cover note go to the person’s LinkedIn mail and email address and they can either choose to publish it to their profile or ask you to amend it in some way. In either situation they will always remember you for doing this!

Think and give: a random act of LinkedIn kindness!