Quick Tip: Moving a LinkedIn Recommendation from one company to another

by | Dec 28, 2011 | Blog, Business cases, Quick tips

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How to move a LinkedIn Recommendation from one company/position listing to another within your online LinkedIn profile:

Over the last few years I have so far received 28 recommendations on my LinkedIn profile. I feel these are very valuable.

The problem I was having is that early on, before I really understood how LinkedIn worked, I had sent recommendation requests or somehow received recommendations UNDER THE WRONG COMPANY and position for which I was being recommended. This left a bit of a gap in my profile under the company/position where I should have had more recommendations listed.

I sent a request to update the recommendation to the correct company listing to someone (a former boss) who had recommended me but had been listed incorrectly. They responded saying they could edit the recommendation but couldn’t move the recommendation to a different company/position within my profile, but asked me to show them how.

So I proceeded to investigate through the LinkedIn Help screens the best way to manage my LinkedIn recommendations in this way, and quickly came across this post which shows how to move a LinkedIn Recommendation from one company/position to another within your online LinkedIn profile:

Moving a LinkedIn Recommendation

In summary, these are the steps you need to take to move a LinkedIn Recommendation from one company/position that you have worked at to another company/position:

  • Go to the company/position which has the recommendations listed incorrectly.
  • Copy the description to another document for later use.
  • Delete the company/position (don’t worry, you won’t lose all the good recommendations).
  • Re-add the company/position (and the detail for that position).
  • Go to your Profile (link in upper right corner of screen) -> Settings -> Manage Recommendations.
  • Scroll towards the bottom to Unassigned Recommendations (the screenshot below does not show the Unassigned Recommendations tab since I have no Unassigned Recommendations left at this point, but this is where you would see the link/tab to Unassigned Recommendations).
  • Re-assign one-by-one the now orphaned recommendations, being sure to now assign them to the correct company/position.
  • Check to be sure you have made all of your recommendations publicly visible (Profile -> Settings -> Manage Recommendations) and then checking the “show” box for each recommendation to make it visible within your public LinkedIn profile.

That did the trick…now my LinkedIn profile is cleaned up nicely, with all of my recommendations in the right place.

Good luck…and while you’re at it, why not Connect With Me On LinkedIn?


Author | Jeff Kemp

Founder and Principal Consultant

With 30 years of marketing experience I'm a Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant, HubSpot Expert. I've been in Marketing Automation for about 10 years, and have focused on Pardot Consulting for 7 of those years. So I've worked with a lot of clients and have seen several of the same struggles that are common to almost all organizations. I particularly enjoy helping companies solve problems and set up effective lead management systems using best practices and proven methodologies. I also love dogs :0)

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  1. MileHigh

    @Vahagn: I added a few screen shots to try to make it more clear. The Settings link I was referring to is visible as you hover over the link to your name in the upper right of the screen. This is to get to your Profile Settings. Then from there you go to the "Manage your recommendations" link. The option to make your recommendations publicly visible is the "show" checkbox next to each individual recommendation. Hope this helps. ~Jeff

  2. Vahagn

    Hello, I think this part of your post is incorrect:

    "check to be sure you have made all of your recommendations publicly visible (Profile -> Settings -> Manage Recommendations)"

    Under profile, there is no "settings" feature, the feature you are referring to is titled "recommendations." Once you click on that and enter the page, there is no option to make them publicly visible. I have been searching for a way to make them public and I have yet to find it.


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