There’s a ton of info that will tell you that LinkedIn is not optional. It is a perfect combination of a job board and social networking. We are told that the movers and shakers in almost all organizations have a LinkedIn presence. I have seen and applied for several jobs on LinkedIn. In addition, you can connect with and communicate with professionals world wide.
Not sure what to do? Go to Business & Professional Exhange or WorkOne or whatever it’s called where you are… they will teach you how to use it. In any case, don’t overlook that’s it’s crucial to most job searches today.