How to Post Your Question on LinkedIn Answers
LinkedIn lets you post questions that others, whether they are in your network or not, can answer on LinkedIn Answers. After you prepare a good question you have to post your question on LinkedIn Answers. To post your question, just follow these steps:
On the LinkedIn home page, click the More link in the top navigation bar, and then click the Answers link from the expanded menu.
You’re taken to the LinkedIn Answers home page.
Click the Ask a Question tab to prepare your full question.
You end up at the Ask a Question page.
Type your question in the Ask a Question field.
If you want your question to go only to designated contacts, select the Only Share This Question with Connections I Select check box. Selecting this option makes your question completely private and only available to your designated first-degree connections. No other LinkedIn user will be able to access or answer this question.
Type any additional details for your question in the Add Details field.
Filling in the Add Details box is optional, but doing so gives readers a more complete idea of what kind of response you’re seeking, and any additional information they may need to answer your question.
Under Categorize Your Question, pick a category for your question and then a subcategory.
You’re presented with a list of categories, where you can assign one to your question. When you click the category that most represents your category, the box to its right may appear with subcategory options. Continue to select subcategories that best represent the topic of your question. (You might even be able to pick a sub-subcategory in the rightmost box.) After you select a valid category, you see the full category name represented below the boxes.
Select any check boxes relating to your question (regarding location and/or question content).
LinkedIn asks you to identify whether your question relates to a specific geographic location. If so, select that check box. In addition, if your question relates to recruiting, specific promotions, or a job search, select the appropriate check box so LinkedIn can flag the question and display it appropriately.
Click the Ask Question button to post your question to LinkedIn Answers.
You see a confirmation bar telling you that your question has been posted and will remain open for seven days to gather answers. You also see a new screen that gives you the option to send your question to your LinkedIn network.