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LinkedIn hires software engineers for both freshers as well as experienced positions. The number of interview rounds depends on the role you apply for and generally consists of 5-6 rounds.
Let’s discuss all the rounds in detail:
This round usually happens on the Hackerrank platform and consists of 3-4 programming questions, which need to be completed in 2 hours. This round is generally for freshers or on-campus hires and is left out for professionals.
The difficulty level of questions ranges usually medium to hard. Along with coding questions, this round also includes questions on MCQs on DBMS, operating systems, networking, object-oriented programming, data structure, and Unix.
Once you clear the online coding round, you’ll be invited for the onsite interview having face-to-face technical rounds on data structures and algorithms. Due to the pandemic, LinkedIn is currently conducting this round online or via a telephonic interview.
The interviewer might start by asking you to introduce yourself and will probably ask some coding questions. The level of questions is easy to medium. Along with problem-solving questions, the interviewer might also ask about the projects that you’ve worked on, your interests, and other previous experience.
This is also another coding round consisting of problem-solving questions on data structures and algorithms. Similar to the other technical round, this round is currently conducted online due to COVID-19. The difficulty level of questions ranges from easy to hard.
The interviewer would also be interested to know about your experience, and your technical interests.
The system design round will generally be for experienced professionals and will be for about 1 hour. The interviewer can ask questions about your system design skills and ask you to design a high-level architecture of a software system, a database, and the system design aspects of your earlier projects.
Once you clear all the technical rounds, you will get an invite for the managerial round. This round will be taken by the team manager with whom you’ll work if you get selected. This is the most fun and interactive of all the rounds — it’s used to check if you’re a fit for the team and the project for which you’re being interviewed.
The interviewer can ask some questions about the challenges you’ve faced in your earlier projects, your contribution, and other interesting questions. He might also ask you some questions on real-time suggestions for LinkedIn.
After clearing all these rounds, you’ll get an offer letter along with LinkedIn’s Welcome Kit.
The technical questions at LinkedIn mostly consist of problems related to data structures and algorithms.
In data structures, you can expect questions from the below topics:
In algorithms, you can expect questions related to the below topics:
We’ve listed some common LinkedIn Interview questions to help you start your prep.
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Mentioned below are some helpful tips to help you prepare for your LinkedIn interview:
Q. Is a LinkedIn interview hard for a fresher?
The difficulty level of questions asked in LinkedIn interviews ranges from medium to hard. The interviewers expect you to have good coding skills and a deep understanding of all the skills mentioned in your resume.
Q. Does the interviewer check my LinkedIn profile before the interview?
Not all interviewers check your LinkedIn profile, but there is a possibility that they might go through your profile while being interviewed. So make sure to keep your profile updated and in sync with your resume.
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