"Your professional network of trusted contacts gives you an advantage in your career, and is one of your most valuable assets. LinkedIn exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return. Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. We believe that in a global connected economy, your success as a professional and your competitiveness as a company depends upon faster access to insight and resources you can trust."
A note about LinkedIn:
LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you connect with old friends and new contacts. Groups related to university connections or professional organizations can often generate job leads as well. Additionally, check out the 'Answers' section to pose a question to an industry message board.
LinkedIn Getting Started Guide