Most people miss the purpose of LinkedIn. They think the goal is to grow their network as quickly as possible just to say they have 500+ contacts. After that, they ignore the network they worked so feverishly to build. LinkedIn can be a gold mine for job seekers and career minded professionals who are willing to put in the time to develop their contacts into long lasting relationships. If your goal is simply to amass as many connections as possible your efforts will be wasted. There are many things you can do on LinkedIn to jump-start your job search beyond merely connecting with others.
10 LinkedIn Job Search Tips: