Linkedin is a resource I use every day, so when people tell me they aren’t on LinkedIn, or are on LinkedIn, but don’t use it, I’m amazed! Many people are intimidated by LinkedIn, new technology, social media networking. Yet, a lot of the people not utilizing LinkedIn, are regular facebook users. If you are comfortable using facebook, you can definitely use LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is not used the same way facebook is. LinkedIn is similar to a job board where you can go and search through job openings. What makes LinkedIn better than job boards is that you can see who is posting jobs in a group, you know who you can reach out to and follow up with.