Unlike many heads of executive recruiting firms, I am not a LinkedIn denier. LinkedIn is a tool — a useful one — that can be deployed to help recruit candidates to any company. Undoubtedly it has helped to fill a good many openings across a wide range of functions.
In social networking circles, a low LinkedIn member ID number gives you street cred. Because LinkedIn numbers its users sequentially. the lower the member ID, the longer you’ve called LinkedIn your business networking home.