LinkedIn recommendations are like the Yelp reviews of individuals. If you are a business professional, a LinkedIn recommendation is an important aspect of marketing yourself. Employers consult LinkedIn to determine if someone is going to be a good fit in an organization. So, how do you go about receiving influential and effective recommendations? Some may come organically, but just like with a business, not everyone is going to leave a review. If you’ve had a great experience you want to showcase, or if there is someone who has really seen you excel at a certain task, take the time to ask for a LinkedIn recommendation.