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Top 20 LinkedIn Interview Questions

by Interview Kickstart Team in Interview Questions
November 1, 2023
Preparing for a LinkedIn interview? Here's how you can nail it!
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Top 20 LinkedIn Interview Questions

About The Author!
Abhinav Rawat
Abhinav Rawat
Product Manager at Interview Kickstart. The skilled and experienced mastermind behind several successful product designs for upscaling the ed-tech platforms with an outcome-driven approach for skilled individuals.

LinkedIn is one of the largest online platforms connecting professionals across the globe, and is one of the top companies to be a part of. LinkedIn is well-known for its wide variety of services it offers professionals -- finding a job, internships, hiring people, learning new skills, connecting with new people, and sharing experiences. LinkedIn is definitely a fantastic networking company to work at.

If you are preparing for a job interview at LinkedIn, be sure to check out our technical interview checklist, interview questions page, and salary negotiation e-book to get interview-ready!

Having trained over 14,000 software engineers, we know what it takes to crack the toughest tech interviews. Since 2014, Interview Kickstart alums have been consistently landing lucrative offers from FAANG and Tier-1 tech companies. The highest ever offer received by an IK alum is a whopping $1.26 million!

At IK, you get the unique opportunity to learn from expert instructors who are hiring managers and tech leads at Google, Facebook, Apple, and other top Silicon Valley tech companies.

Want to nail your next tech interview? Sign up for our FREE Webinar.

Here’s what we’ll discuss in this article:

  1. What is unique about LinkedIn?
  2. The interview process at LinkedIn
  3. Topics to prepare for before the LinkedIn interview
  4. LinkedIn interview questions
  5. Tips for your LinkedIn interview
  6. LinkedIn interview questions FAQs

What Is Unique About LinkedIn?

Here are  some of the reasons why you should join LinkedIn:

  • LinkedIn has a great working culture and a leadership that values every employee’s contribution to the company.
  • LinkedIn engineers get to work on some interesting projects used by hundreds of millions of people.
  • LinkedIn provides free lifetime premium membership to its platform. And the amazing part is, the membership is valid even after you quit.
  • At the end of every year, the company also gives you a week-long paid holiday.

The Interview Process at LinkedIn

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:

Online Coding Round

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.

Technical Round 1

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.

Technical Round 2

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.

System Design Round

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.

Managerial Round

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.

Topics to Prepare for Before the LinkedIn Interview

The technical questions at LinkedIn mostly consist of problems related to data structures and algorithms.

Data Structures

In data structures, you can expect questions from the below topics:

Algorithms

In algorithms, you can expect questions related to the below topics:

LinkedIn Interview Questions

We’ve listed some common LinkedIn Interview questions to help you start your prep.

Behavioral  Interview Questions

  1. Why do you want to work here?
  2. How do you build relationships?
  3. What is your learning style?
  4. What is your dream job?
  5. Are you interviewing with any other companies?
  6. How do you think the ideal manager would be?
  7. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  8. What academic courses did you like the most/least?
  9. Do you plan to further your education?
  10. If selected, can you describe your strategy for the next 30-60-90 days?

For more behavioral interview questions, click here.

Programming Interview Questions

  1. Implement a queue using two stacks problem
  2. Maximum gap problem
  3. Create data structure with O(1) time complexity.
  4. Find the first and last index of a given integer in a sorted array.
  5. Design a meeting calendar.
  6. Implement a data structure having add, subtract, and remove features.
  7. Write a program that takes in a string and line length T as inputs and returns the string in justified form with each line of length T.
  8. How would you find the greatest depth in a binary search tree?
  9. Write an algorithm to pick the top 3 largest numbers from a list.
  10. Write a program to perform a union of two linked lists.

Tips for Your LinkedIn Interview

Mentioned below are some helpful tips to help you prepare for your LinkedIn interview:

  • Brush up on your fundamentals and learn the basics of programming, DBMS, operating systems, etc.
  • Understand the technique behind the different data structures and algorithms. Practice as many coding questions as possible before attending the interview.
  • Go through all the previously asked questions of LinkedIn and, most importantly, the frequently asked ones.
  • It is highly recommended to take mock interviews online or ask a friend to take your mock interview before appearing for your actual interview. This will boost your confidence and help you take useful feedback.

LinkedIn Interview Questions FAQs

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.

Ready to Nail Your Next LinkedIn Interview?

If you’re looking for guidance and help with getting started, sign up for our FREE webinar. As pioneers in the field of technical interview preparation, we have trained thousands of software engineers to crack the most challenging coding interviews and land jobs at their dream companies, such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, and more!

Sign up now!


Last updated on: 
November 1, 2023
Author
Abhinav Rawat
Product Manager @ Interview Kickstart | Ex-upGrad | BITS Pilani. Working with hiring managers from top companies like Meta, Apple, Google, Amazon etc to build structured interview process BootCamps across domains
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Top 20 LinkedIn Interview Questions

LinkedIn is one of the largest online platforms connecting professionals across the globe, and is one of the top companies to be a part of. LinkedIn is well-known for its wide variety of services it offers professionals -- finding a job, internships, hiring people, learning new skills, connecting with new people, and sharing experiences. LinkedIn is definitely a fantastic networking company to work at.

If you are preparing for a job interview at LinkedIn, be sure to check out our technical interview checklist, interview questions page, and salary negotiation e-book to get interview-ready!

Having trained over 14,000 software engineers, we know what it takes to crack the toughest tech interviews. Since 2014, Interview Kickstart alums have been consistently landing lucrative offers from FAANG and Tier-1 tech companies. The highest ever offer received by an IK alum is a whopping $1.26 million!

At IK, you get the unique opportunity to learn from expert instructors who are hiring managers and tech leads at Google, Facebook, Apple, and other top Silicon Valley tech companies.

Want to nail your next tech interview? Sign up for our FREE Webinar.

Here’s what we’ll discuss in this article:

  1. What is unique about LinkedIn?
  2. The interview process at LinkedIn
  3. Topics to prepare for before the LinkedIn interview
  4. LinkedIn interview questions
  5. Tips for your LinkedIn interview
  6. LinkedIn interview questions FAQs

What Is Unique About LinkedIn?

Here are  some of the reasons why you should join LinkedIn:

  • LinkedIn has a great working culture and a leadership that values every employee’s contribution to the company.
  • LinkedIn engineers get to work on some interesting projects used by hundreds of millions of people.
  • LinkedIn provides free lifetime premium membership to its platform. And the amazing part is, the membership is valid even after you quit.
  • At the end of every year, the company also gives you a week-long paid holiday.

The Interview Process at LinkedIn

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:

Online Coding Round

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.

Technical Round 1

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.

Technical Round 2

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.

System Design Round

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.

Managerial Round

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.

Topics to Prepare for Before the LinkedIn Interview

The technical questions at LinkedIn mostly consist of problems related to data structures and algorithms.

Data Structures

In data structures, you can expect questions from the below topics:

Algorithms

In algorithms, you can expect questions related to the below topics:

LinkedIn Interview Questions

We’ve listed some common LinkedIn Interview questions to help you start your prep.

Behavioral  Interview Questions

  1. Why do you want to work here?
  2. How do you build relationships?
  3. What is your learning style?
  4. What is your dream job?
  5. Are you interviewing with any other companies?
  6. How do you think the ideal manager would be?
  7. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  8. What academic courses did you like the most/least?
  9. Do you plan to further your education?
  10. If selected, can you describe your strategy for the next 30-60-90 days?

For more behavioral interview questions, click here.

Programming Interview Questions

  1. Implement a queue using two stacks problem
  2. Maximum gap problem
  3. Create data structure with O(1) time complexity.
  4. Find the first and last index of a given integer in a sorted array.
  5. Design a meeting calendar.
  6. Implement a data structure having add, subtract, and remove features.
  7. Write a program that takes in a string and line length T as inputs and returns the string in justified form with each line of length T.
  8. How would you find the greatest depth in a binary search tree?
  9. Write an algorithm to pick the top 3 largest numbers from a list.
  10. Write a program to perform a union of two linked lists.

Tips for Your LinkedIn Interview

Mentioned below are some helpful tips to help you prepare for your LinkedIn interview:

  • Brush up on your fundamentals and learn the basics of programming, DBMS, operating systems, etc.
  • Understand the technique behind the different data structures and algorithms. Practice as many coding questions as possible before attending the interview.
  • Go through all the previously asked questions of LinkedIn and, most importantly, the frequently asked ones.
  • It is highly recommended to take mock interviews online or ask a friend to take your mock interview before appearing for your actual interview. This will boost your confidence and help you take useful feedback.

LinkedIn Interview Questions FAQs

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.

Ready to Nail Your Next LinkedIn Interview?

If you’re looking for guidance and help with getting started, sign up for our FREE webinar. As pioneers in the field of technical interview preparation, we have trained thousands of software engineers to crack the most challenging coding interviews and land jobs at their dream companies, such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, and more!

Sign up now!


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