How many recommendations are too many? I had this discussion last week at a LinkedIn seminar. Some say 3-4 but not more than 5. I disagree. It depends on the industry you service. Take me for example, I’m in marketing and interact with many different segments of the workforce – peers, team members, field and industry marketing leaders, agency people, advertising reps, clients, etc. Having several (I have 12) recommendations provides a well-rounded cross section of the business world.