According to, 95% of recruiters utilize LinkedIn as a tool to find candidates.

If you’re seeking employment, it helps to spend some time beefing up your LinkedIn profile. After following a set number of their recommended practices, such as having at least 300 connections, you receive a level of recognition that comes with certain privileges. Whether or not it helps get you that great job is debatable, but it does help you get into the mindset of seeking it.

If you are going to spend time on social media, many feel you might as well spend time with something that can help your career.