Recommendations vs. References

LinkedIn Recommendations vs. References I have many people ask me what is the difference between a LinkedIn recommendation and a Reference.

Recommendation- a high level, broad overview of your skills and expertise that gives LinkedIn members a sense of your capabilities and successes.

Reference- a more indepth, targeted overview of how your skills and experience fit a particular job you have interviewed for. A reference is more in-depth and may include not just your successes and capabilities, but also your weaknessess and areas for improvement.

The difference between a Linkedin recommendation and references can be very small, but they both should be part of your career management strategy. If you need assistance with developing your career management strategy, please call or text me at 425-766-9778 and lets talk.

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