We all recommend or have been recommended at some point in our professional lives, but have you ever thought about the hidden consequences a recommendation can have on the person you recommend?
There are some pitfalls you should avoid when recommending people (e.g., make sure you know the person well, do not exaggerate their qualities etc.) and in order to illustrate this, I did the
first person sentances
here is what I first thought when I saw this cloud: people are very polite and tend to exaggerate a little when giving recommendations (hence the use of words like “pleasure”, “great”, “always”, etc.), but many also used words that you can find in job ads (e.g., “professional”, “communication”, “skills”, etc.). Additionally, “leadership”, “experience”, and “expertise” do not seem to have a high importance when people recommend others—not to mention “ethic” and