1. Why should recruiters and hiring managers pay hundreds of dollars to wait for candidates to apply for the position they’re advertising for, when they can jump on LinkedIn for free and search for suitable candidates with the necessary skill set. The truth is, hiring managers prefer to utilise their social and professional networks to fill positions, and LinkedIn is that professional network.
2. If a person has more than 800 first-degree connections, from those connections they could have access to over a million people. This would make you more likely to have connections at companies you may want to work for and able to ask for referrals into those companies. Building your LinkedIn network to this capacity is a very reasonable goal for any job seeker.
3. If you have a strong profile, you’re likely to rank on Google’s first results page when someone searches for your name. This fact makes a powerful LinkedIn profile the first step to building a strong online reputation.