careerBUZZ: Are you a LinkedIn Expert?

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:39am

Are you a LinkedIn expert? Take this quiz to find out.

True or False

1.) Your LinkedIn page should include only the material that you include on your resume.

 

False- Unlike a resume, a LinkedIn page does not have a one-page requirement. It is acceptable to include all job experiences or relevant experiences on your LinkedIn page even if they are not on your resume.

 

True or False

2.) Once you receive 500 connections, other LinkedIn viewers will only see “500+ connections” when viewing your page.

 

True- However, this does not mean you should stop expanding your network after getting 500 connections.

 

True or False

3.) Endorsements are more important than recommendations.

 

False- Although both are important, employers weigh recommendations with more regard than endorsements.

 

True or False

4.) There is no way for me to view someone else’s LinkedIn page without them knowing.

 

False- In order to view someone’s page without them knowing, you must put your profile in private mode. To do this go to Settingsà PrivacyàProfile Viewing Optionsà Private Mode. Note, that when you are in private mode you will not be able to see who views your profile.

 

True or False

5.) Your Facebook profile photos are likely too informal for LinkedIn’s profile photo.

 

True- You want to make sure that you have a professional LinkedIn headshot. It doesn’t have to be a fancy/expensive photo. Consider just using your cellphone camera in front a of a plain background. Wear a nice shirt and don’t forget to smile.

 

True or False

6.) The number of bullets points for each experience on your LinkedIn should be consistent with the number of bullet points on your resume.

 

False- Unlike a resume, a LinkedIn page does not have a one-page requirement. This means you can explain each experience in more detail. Make sure each bullet starts with a power verb, describes your task, and what the results/outcomes were.

 

True or False

7.) Your headline should only include jobs that you currently are working at.

 

False- It is acceptable to include jobs that you will hold in the future or hope to hold. For example, “Incoming Sales Intern” or “Aspiring Software Engineer.”

 

True or False

8.)  There is a way to see alumni from your institution on LinkedIn.

 

True- The easiest way to connect with alumni is to click on your institutions picture icon.

 

True or False

9.) Career Peer Advisors are trained on how to produce an effective LinkedIn page.

 

True- Career Peer Advisors can assist students with their LinkedIn pages Monday thru Friday from 10am to 3pm.

 

True or False

10.) LinkedIn is more popular on a mobile device than on a computer.

 

False- LinkedIn users use 26% of their time on LinkedIn using the mobile app.

 

Are you a LinkedIn Expert?

If you correctly answered…

 

0-2 you are a LinkedIn novice

3-5 you are a LinkedIn advanced beginner

6-8 you are LinkedIn proficient

8+ you are a LinkedIn EXPERT!

~Written by Peer Advisors: Caden Crandall & Liz Brettnacher