The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
LinkedIn has become the go-to site for individuals who want to display all aspects of their professional life in one place. By setting up a profile you can showcase your resume, display your professional websites and blogs, garner recommendations, catch up with former associates, and acquire new networking contacts.
There’s currently no better online “catch all” for professionals hoping to gain exposure with recruiters and hiring managers. This is why, as a C-level executive, it’s a good idea that you jump on the bandwagon with everyone else.
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site, connecting millions of individuals throughout the professional world. Founded in 2002 and officially launched in May 2003, the site reports having more than 135 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories as of September 2011.