I’m a big fan of LinkedIn Answers. I’ve used it a couple of times recently to get answers to questions that would have taken me hours of research on my own. One of the most popular categories is the Using LinkedIn category.
As one might imagine, you’ll find a pretty large number of “How do I…?” (that are either in the official FAQ or have already been answered many times before — remember, you can search for previous questions/answers) and “LinkedIn restricted my account…again!” messages, but there are also some real gems where people provide some very detailed answers regarding LinkedIn usage strategies.
Here are a few of my favorite recent ones, along with some samplings of some of the best answers:
- What are ways job seekers use LinkedIn to find jobs?
- What is your best success story using LinkedIn?
- What has been the most effective use of the “Ask Your Network a Question” area to build a network?
- Why do you LinkedIn?
- Has LinkedIn ever actually helped you professionally or is it just a fun way of collecting friends?
- What is your favorite feature on LinkedIn and why?