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Ask Shama: What’s proper etiquette for LinkedIn recommendations?

Dear Shama,

I’ve been an intermediate user of LinkedIn for some time now. My profile is updated, but I don’t do too much beyond that. I’ve heard you say that you should consider getting LinkedIn recommendations in order to boost your profile. And, recently, a gentleman in my network asked me for a LinkedIn recommendation. The kicker is that he is just an acquaintance. I’ve never worked …