How To: Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation

LinkedIn has become a critical tool in professional networking and recruiting in virtually any field. Having an expert status on your profile will be even more beneficial, as more recruiters are likely to find you through the site's search engine. Your profile is the viewer's first impression of you! A great way to help ensure the … Continue reading How To: Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation

LinkedIn Boot Camp Challenge 8 – Gather Recommendations

It’s never too late to join the CCO LinkedIn Boot Camp!  You can view the summary here or go back to the LinkedIn Boot Camp page of the Purdue CCO blog to get started. Join the CCO Boot Camp subgroup on LinkedIn to be an official participant for the chance to win CCO gear and other prizes. Asking for a recommendation can be daunting, … Continue reading LinkedIn Boot Camp Challenge 8 – Gather Recommendations

Guest Blog: Letters of Recommendation (by an advisor at the CCO)!

--Written by Linden Petrin-- “Hi, Professor Smith.  I was in your Psy 120 class 3 semesters ago and I wondered if you could write a letter of recommendation for me?” What are the chances that Professor Smith knows an individual student from a large lecture class from three semesters ago?  What could Professor Smith say … Continue reading Guest Blog: Letters of Recommendation (by an advisor at the CCO)!

How to obtain a great letter of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are usually necessary for admittance into college, for scholarship opportunities, graduate school, and jobs.  How do you obtain a letter that will do your amazing skills and personality justice?  If you have a specific position or opportunity you are applying to, there are some guidelines you can follow to be sure your … Continue reading How to obtain a great letter of recommendation