Top 5 LinkedIn Questions and Their Answers

I’ve learned many things in my years of working, but the most common LinkedIn questions I come across is “This all just seems so overwhelming.”

LinkedIn and LinkedIn Navigator are much easier than they seem.

Data is not just for experts. Anyone can use data to their advantage, even at the most basic levels.

Here are the top 5 LinkedIn questions I get from clients, and how you can answer them.

Let’s dive in.


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  • Who have more than 10 employees
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#1: I’m concerned about stating in my title that I’m in sales. What else should I say in place of that?

In one of the first LinkedIn questions, your headline should state what you do for a living, not your title.

Your previous work experience should be listed on your resume.

When writing a headline, make it about the problem you solve for your clients.

When people see your profile, they’ll be able to view how you solve their problems.

#2:I’d want to view somebody’s profile, but I wouldn’t like them to know.

On the free version of LinkedIn, you get what you give on your profile. So for example, if someone has a great resume and is really active in their field or university alumni association

When you select the anonymous privacy setting on Facebook, people won’t know when you view their profile. But be warned that they also won’t see your profile.

There are many new policies in the European Union that affect companies and their data.

You can also have a semi-anonymous profile. This means when someone views your profile, they’ll see “Someone in Sales from XYZ Company has viewed your Profile,” but without any clarity about who you are otherwise. However, the person viewing your profile will only be able to view limited information about you.

You can set your privacy settings on LinkedIn to be totally anonymous and still see everyone who is looking at you. You can “save” all of those profiles, which will send updates when they post or are mentioned in the press without their knowledge.

#3:I observe several posts where the name of an individual or business is highlighted in blue. How am I to do this and why does it matter?

You can tag someone by typing “@” followed by their name.

You don’t have to know somebody, or follow a company on social media, in order to do this.

Why is this important?

Tagging a company is when you mention them in your post and they then become aware of it. Tagging an individual, however, alerts that person to the fact that they have been tagged in a post.

One thing you can do is ask the person if they need help. If that doesn’t work, try to find someone who knows them.

Tagging a Company

I always donate to the homeless when I visit a new city. When I go to Starbucks, for example, if they have rewards points that can be redeemed for food or other items then those are used instead of cash.

I post about it from time to time and I always tag Starbucks. It’s my hope that someone at the company will see what we’re doing with their program, re-share it, and inspire others.

I use a number of different methods to get my word out.

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Tagging Individuals

I recently wrote a post to thank five people who have had an impact on my career.

After I posted this thank you letter, it generated a lot of positive feedback. The post went viral and got me more than 17,000 views on my single Facebook post.

Here’s an example

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I think it’s important to be innovative in the way we tell our stories, and social media is a great platform for creativity.

One way to boost your LinkedIn profile is by tagging others in posts.

#4: Why am I concerned about the number of views on my profile?

It’s important to have a great profile, or people won’t be able to see it.

If you are in sales, then it is important that people see your profile often so they will want to do business with you.

The page is a unique way for you to show your skills, what clients think of you via the recommendations tab, and any content that has been posted recently.

So, to recap: views are important if you’re trying to sell something or get a job. If not, then the number of people who see your profile isn’t that important.

#5: If I could only update three things right now to make my LinkedIn profile more noticeable and up-to-date, what would they be?

The three things you should focus on when creating your LinkedIn profile are picture, headline, and summary.

Your headline is what you do and don’t be afraid to add a personal flair as well.

Your job description might say, “Teaching marketers how to use webinar data effectively; Philanthropist with a passion for financial literacy.”

Let your viewers see the person behind the business.

A good photo should have your face in the foreground so it’s easy to see. You can also include a few pieces of clothing or accessories that represent you, but they shouldn’t take up more than 70% of the picture space.

You also want to make sure that you avoid group photos, and try to keep it clean and professional.

 

Say what you specialize in.

What are some of the highlights in your career?

Tell me about your passions outside of work. I’m interested in hearing what you do for fun, or how you give back to the community.

The Bottom Line

LinkedIn and LinkedIn Navigator are both powerful tools with a wealth of possibilities. What works today may not work in the future.

The good news is that LinkedIn principles will likely work in other job markets.

  • Be yourself.
  • Be social.
  • Interact with people.

If you need help, there are plenty of people to turn to.

There are many benefits of using and finding LinkedIn questions, including networking and job opportunities. Begin with the basics first to get started.


Need Help Automating Your Sales Prospecting Process?

LeadFuze gives you all the data you need to find ideal leads, including full contact information.

Go through a variety of filters to zero in on the leads you want to reach. This is crazy specific, but you could find all the people that match the following: 

  • A company in the Financial Services or Banking industry
  • Who have more than 10 employees
  • That spend money on Adwords
  • Who use Hubspot
  • Who currently have job openings for marketing help
  • With the role of HR Manager
  • That has only been in this role for less than 1 year
Just to give you an idea. 😀

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