Removing Bad Recommendations From LinkedIn
By Filonia LeChat
As business owners who have experienced a downturn in sales or revenue know, all it takes is a single voice to turn the tide. When it comes to your reputation, you wouldn’t want a disgruntled employee or ex-employer to post negative reviews or bad recommendations about you on the Internet, but the business networking site LinkedIn doesn’t distinguish negative from positive. You may get an email alert letting you know you’ve got a recommendation, and upon reading it you may want it removed from your profile. Recommendations – bad or good – aren’t carved in stone in LinkedIn, so take advantage of your power over your profile.
Log in to your LinkedIn account. Hover the cursor over the "Profile" link under the LinkedIn logo and click “Recommendations.”
Scroll through your recommendations to the one you wish to remove.
Click the “Manage” link associated with the negative recommendation.
Check whether the “Show” box is enabled. If it is, click it, which will actually do the opposite – turn off, or not show, the bad recommendation. If the “Show” box is not enabled, do not click it, as the recommendation is already hidden.
Log in to your LinkedIn account. Hover the cursor over the "Profile" link under the LinkedIn logo and click “Edit Profile.”
Scroll to the Recommendations section, midway down your profile, and click the “Edit” link.
Click “Received Recommendations” and scroll to the bad recommendation.
Click “Manage” and deselect that recommendation. Click the “Save Changes” option to return to your page with the recommendation removed. You must click “Save Changes,” because navigating away from the page will not remove the recommendation.
Although you can access LinkedIn through your Android phone or iPhone, not all features are available through smartphones. To ensure you are able to remove your recommendation without disrupting anything else on your profile, access LinkedIn through a regular Web browser.
Fionia LeChat is a technical writer whose major skill sets include the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher), Photoshop, Paint, desktop publishing, design and graphics. LeChat has a Master of Science in technical writing, a Master of Arts in public relations and communications and a Bachelor of Arts in writing/English.