Focus on asking for meaningful recommendations from your supervisors and colleagues who work closest to you. Before sending out a request on LinkedIn, approach each contact in person to explain the importance of his or her recommendation. Adding a personal touch to your request will probably result in a better response rate, as impersonal, default requests can sometimes fall on deaf ears.
As a college student you can request recommendations from professors, supervisors, colleagues at internships, classmates, and virtually anyone with whom you’ve shared professional or academic experiences.
You can only be recommended by someone who is a direct connection to you. You will need to invite your professors or supervisor to connect with you before they can provide a recommendation. The person who recommends you writes the recommendation, and then sends it to you through LI for your approval.
Be sure to thank each of your colleagues who recommends you on LinkedIn, and consider returning the favor with a follow-up recommendation.
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