LinkedIn Recommendation Interview Preparation Guide
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LinkedIn Recommendation based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience in LinkedIn Recommendations. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

32 LinkedIn Recommendations Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.

2 :: What is in LinkedIn?

A LinkedIn member's profile page, which emphasizes employment history and education, has professional network news feeds and a limited number of customizable modules.

3 :: How to get membership in LinkedIn?

Basic membership for LinkedIn is free. Network members are called "connections." Unlike other free social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn requires connections to have a pre-existing relationship.

4 :: How members can establish connections in LinkedIn?

With basic membership, a member can only establish connections with someone he has worked with, knows professionally (online or offline) or has gone to school with. Connections up to three degrees away (see six degrees of separation) are seen as part of the member's network, but the member is not allowed to contact them through LinkedIn without an introduction. Premium subscriptions can be purchased to provide members with better access to contacts in the LinkedIn database.

5 :: How to build and maintain a current LinkedIn profile?

Build and a maintain a current, thorough profile. LinkedIn administrators recommend the following as essentials for your profile: adding a professional photo of yourself; summarizing your professional persona and skill set; listing your educational background and three recent job positions; and featuring three recommendations from your LinkedIn connections. Doing this will answer many of your client's initial questions about who you are and what you do.

6 :: Who is the founder of LinkedIn?

LinkedIn was co-founded by Reid Hoffman, a former Executive Vice President in charge of business and corporate development for PayPal. The site, which was launched in May 2003, currently has over 300 million members from 200 countries, representing 170 industries. According to Reid Hoffman, 27 percent of LinkedIn subscribers are recruiters.

7 :: Why to sign up for InMail?

InMail is LinkedIn's in-house email network, which is the fastest and most direct way to send and receive messages among LinkedIn members. Estimate how often you will answer client questions on LinkedIn. Then, if you still have a basic account, click on "Upgrade Your Account" at the bottom right of the page. Choose from among the subscription plans, for which you must pay. Each plan allows you a different number of InMail messages.

8 :: What kind of questions are on the LinkedIn platform?

The answers you provide become part of your profile and demonstrate your expertise to your current and potential clients. Click on "More" from the menu at the top of your LinkedIn page and select "Answers." Answer relevant questions from those within your network.

9 :: How and why to join and participate in groups?

Select "Groups" from the top-page menu and click on "Groups Directory." Search for groups most relevant to your business, and request to join those groups. Once in a group, start and join conversations with others in the group, who may be current or future clients with questions. Or, create your own group and invite current and prospective clients to join. Use this group as a platform for answering client questions.

10 :: Are the impressions of a post that is shared by a person counted in the company page analytic's?

Yes. The impressions of a post that is shared by a person counted in the company page analytic's.

11 :: Tell me what are "impressions," "clicks," and "engagement" of company page posts in LinkedIn?

Each company page post gives you metrics to help you determine which post does best. "Clicks" refer to the number of people who click on your post, either to view the content or to come to your company page. "Impressions" refer to the number of eyeballs on your company page post, either in their news-feed or on your company page. One person can account for more than one impression. "Engagement" is the collective number of likes, comments, shares, and clicks, divided by impressions -- it's given to you as an engagement rate. This shows you if you post was engaging to your followers.

12 :: Will all followers see company page post in LinkedIn?

Not necessarily. Your post will show up in your followers' news feed, but not indefinitely.

13 :: How to get more followers in LinkedIn to company page?

Put LinkedIn follow buttons on your website pages to help drive relevant traffic to your company page, link to your company page in blog posts and in emails you send, and include social share buttons on all pieces of content you create. You can also link to your company page on other social media networks.

14 :: Can we post a group as company?

No, you can only post to a group as an individual.

15 :: Can we separate personal account from company page when posting things on LinkedIn?

Yes. Posting from a company page that you are an administrator of will come up as if it comes from your company, but posting a status update from your personal profile will look as if it is coming from you personally.

16 :: Is company page also a business account on LinkedIn?

Having a company page does not mean you have a business account on LinkedIn, which will allow you to create ads and sponsored updates.

17 :: What is a LinkedIn Sponsored Update?

Sponsored update is a new form of native advertising on LinkedIn that allows you to extend your reach and share your best content with your target audience through their news feed, and across smartphone, desktop, and tablet devices.

18 :: Can we manage more than one company page?

You can be the administrator of more than one company page. In order to do this, you must be associated with the company in your current job section on your personal LinkedIn profile, and have a company email address that is a unique domain.

19 :: How many company page updates should post in a day?

4-5 updates a day to keep the content fresh on page, but the recommended number will depend on what works for your business you may need less, you may need more. As you post, remember that maintaining quality and value for your followers should be your number one goal.

20 :: Explain the difference between LinkedIn Company Page and a LinkedIn Group?

Think of groups as places for discussions between individuals. Use groups to talk about current events and anything you're looking for individual opinions on. Use your company page as a tool for engaging with your followers and sharing news, company information, and helpful pieces of content.