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LI Recommendation from my manager

Hey πŸ‘‹ savages,

I asked my manager at the previous company to give me a LinkedIn recommendation. He agreed, and immediately asked for one back, on which I said okay.

It has been 4 weeks since then and I still haven't received anything. Would you write a record for him at this point? I am not sure I will get mine.


P.S. Left on good terms, the relationship was fine, didn't badmouth anything or anyone. "No time" excuse expired by now!



P.P.S.Thank God for this community, there is no other place to ask!!!


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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Ghost write it. I never make anyone write on in their own, people are lazy. Send yours and follow with an email or text saying: β€œhey I ghost wrote one for you if you want to use it”
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I believe this is the only way you'll get it done Queen.

Why do you want a LI rec btw?
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Cause it served me in the past as an easy alternative to references, when jumping from one industry (travel) to another saas 🦊❀
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TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Didn't have this as an option, love this idea! On it. Thanks so muchΒ 
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+8
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Definitely the way to go, I ghost write all of mine.Β 

I just tell them I'm happy for them to change/edit, but something like this would be great. Most people just copy paste.Β 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
I'd let it go...do LI recs hold any clout anyway? I'm legitimately curious.
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Nah.
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+8
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Flavour text but can't come close to beating a solid track record.Β 
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
I would think from a manager they do.. Especially if it's a practical one, stating your wins. It's like an open reference letter (now those aren't needed anymore).Β 
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
I'm more of a "pay it forward" person. Regardless of you getting one, it speaks highly of you that you will recommend someone you worked for. Plus it sends your former manager a really clear message :-)
sellingsellssold
Politicker
+7
SDR
I would ask him again he probably just forgot. If you write one for him then it might make him remember and he will do yours. If you left on good terms you have nothing to worry about!
ChicagoCloser1717
Politicker
+7
Account Manager
I agree with @BigMeechwrite your review for him and ask him for review before you post it. That will remind him that he owes it to you but not in an annoying way.Β 
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