I am a huge advocate for Linked-In. A Linked-In profile is a great way to build your network of connections and flesh out your resume. With each experience you put on the website, it allows you to explain your duties to a degree that a resume may not have room for.
Furthermore, Linked-In provides a place for you to upload work samples- something that is particularly useful for people going into the field of English or Science, enabling prospective employers to get a taste of your workmanship, thus providing them with another motive to hire you.
LinkedIn also provides great updates about companies you can follow, keeping you up-to-date on big events. This definitely comes to help you out with interviews. If you can cite these in an interview and ask questions about the future of certain developments, you will definitely wow your interviewers.
Another great fact about Linked-In is that it’s the perfect middle point for those business connections you want to stay in touch with, but that are not close enough for you to feel comfortable adding on Facebook.
With the profile you upload being public, it’s a great place to apply for jobs, since it will oftentimes save you the trouble of submitting a separate resume, streamlining the process. Last, but not least, it’s an ideal venue for recruiters to discover you. Based on your previous experience in a field, you may receive offers that are too good to resist! It’s so good, even Gods like Thor and Loki use it!