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Should You Recommend Someone You've Never Worked With?

Good morning! It is so nice to be back with you and big thanks to Tipster Susan for filling in while I was gone for my bonus son’s wedding. Today’s tip comes from a message I received on LinkedIn while I was gone:

Sorry for the mass message. Can you please take a moment and leave me a quick professional rating here?

In a word, NO! Professional recommendations and ratings on LinkedIn, and anywhere else for that matter, should come as a result of actually working with someone, having first-hand knowledge of his or her abilities, and having formed a professional relationship with him or her. Never, ever send a mass message asking your network to rate or recommend you.

OK, now to attack ten days worth of mail…

Again, I cannot thank Susan enough for helping out. Now, please indulge me as a newly anointed mother-in-law and allow me to share a few pictures from this past glorious week. If you are so inclined, the wedding album is on my Facebook page here.


About Dayna

On a stage speaking to and inspiring people since she was a teenager, Dayna Steele is the author of several books, including, 101 Ways to Rock Your World: Everyday Activities for Success Every Day, and Rock to the Top: What I Learned about Success from the World’s Greatest Rock Stars. Dayna creates custom success strategies for individuals and companies with her Rock Star Principles of Success. Readers’ Digest magazine calls Dayna “one of the 35 people who inspire us,” AOL says she is “one of the foremost experts on career networking,” and Successful Meetings magazine calls her “a pep talk from the deejay booth.” Audiences consistently rate her as one of the best speakers they have ever seen.

Dayna is also the author of Your Daily Success Tip, a witty and informative piece of advice that is delivered directly to you every day.