A well-written LinkedIn profile will give you credibility and will establish you as a trustworthy potential employee.  Every time a recruiter contacts you, you can be sure that they have looked at your LinkedIn profile.  Your LinkedIn profile will act as a validator in that you are a real person, and not someone who’s resume is too good to be true.

LinkedIn offers an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals in your field.  Most jobs are never listed on a job board. Networking is a great tool to find your dream job and make connections that will help you in the future.

LinkedIn has a job board that shares current job openings. Instead of checking multiple job boards, you will be able to find current job openings while networking in the same place.