How to Remove or Request a Revision to a LinkedIn Recommendation

By Joel Elad

LinkedIn recommendations are important for job seekers and employers. Recommendations are a good way to highlight your experience to your LinkedIn network. Occasionally, a recommendation may not fit with your goals and it could be time to remove or revise. To remove a recommendation you’ve received or to request a revision, do the following:

  1. Click the Me icon, in the top navigation bar, and then click View profile in the drop-down list that appears.
  2. Scroll down to the Recommendations header, and click the pencil icon (edit) to the far right of the header.The Recommendations page appears.
  3. If necessary, click the Received tab.Doing so takes you to the Recommendations You’ve Received page.
  4. Scroll down the page to find the recommendation in question.
  5. To remove a recommendation, change the slider (on the right of the recommendation) from Show to Hide.
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    Remove a recommendation by changing its visibility to Hide.

    Your recommendation will be hidden after you complete this process. At any time, you can come back to this window and change the slider from Hide to Show, to return the recommendation to your profile.

  6. When you want changes made to your recommendation:
    1. Click the Ask for Revision button (just below the recommendation you want to revise). A message to the other party appears.
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      Ask your friend to revise his or her recommendation of you.
    2. Write your message. Detail what revisions you would like the person to make, such as adding specific details, including or removing a certain project, or highlighting previously unmentioned skills you now need to help make a career change.
    3. Click the Send button to send the message.
  7. To save your choice, click the Save button at the bottom of the box.

Negotiating the social graces concerning recommendations might feel awkward at first, but with practice you’ll quickly become comfortable. By both giving and receiving good recommendations, you’ll build your public reputation, increase your social capital with your connections, and have a good excuse for renewing relationships with people you haven’t contacted recently.