A client of mine recently asked me whether she should connect with someone who had contacted her on LinkedIn. I asked her if there was any reason why she shouldn’t connect with this person. She said she was worried it would be construed as an endorsement of someone whom she didn’t really know very well.
Which leads to this quick tip: just connecting with someone on LinkedIn is not an endorsement nor is it a recommendation, it’s just a new connection. So go ahead and become part of their professional network.
A recommendation on LinkedIn takes more effort than just connecting to someone, but it’s still easy to write and receive a recommendation and they’re an important part of your profile. Remember, you need to have at least three recommendations to have a profile that’s 100% complete. In addition, they’re a great way to market yourself to future employers.