What is your cattitude on LinkedIn?
With a little imagination, like a big cat, you can find spots and stripes on LinkedIn, though we’ll substitute “lines” for stripes. Your cattitude can be like spots on a leopard and stripes on a tiger. LinkedIn truly has spots and stripes so read below to learn more.
Have you ever noticed that you see a solid green spot (or circle) next to someone’s name on some LinkedIn profiles but not others? If you do see a solid green spot, that means the person is currently active on the platform and is reachable via messaging … unless they have disabled it or are not active.
A hollowed-out green spot (or circle) indicates that the person is not currently active on LinkedIn, but they will be notified when you send them a message because of the push notifications on mobile.
I have chosen to disable my green spot, so no one knows when I am on LinkedIn. Read here for more info.
Let’s consider stripes to be lines, specifically lines that are created from a bar chart. By creating a poll on LinkedIn, you gather people’s opinions, and the results are visuals on a bar chart. Although this poll is closed, you can still comment on the post if you so choose.
So, how do you create a poll? Here are step-by-step instructions as well as a link to LinkedIn’s instructions:
- Start a post from your home page
- Click on Create a poll
- Type your question limited to 140 characters and provide the options with a minimum of two and a maximum of four choices that are limited to 30 characters
- Click +Add option
- Select the duration of the poll for 1 or 3 days or 1 or 2 weeks
- Click Done
- Click the Edit pen if you need to edit
- As an option, you can add more to the post in the What do you want to talk about? field
- Click Post
Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with over 6700 members and alumni providing career education and networking. Lynne also writes for vista.today, montco.today, and delco.today.