This post has become part of an ebook called, How Not to Suck at LinkedIn, where I explain this issue in lots more detail.
You can get it on Amazon Kindle if you’d like 29 other killer LinkedIn tips too.
For now, when someone sees a profile with no recommendations or with less than 10, they think, “Either this person really sucks, or they simply don’t care very much about their LinkedIn network”.
No recommendations=higher risk.
I offer some suggestions for getting more recommendations in the ebook.