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ronlease27-Apr-18 5:58
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TL;DR - Network if you want. It's up to you.
Like many other areas in life, you'll have to put some time into it in order to gain any benefit. Benefits aren't guaranteed, of course, but you're guaranteed to get nothing out of LinkedIn if you don't put anything into it.
I get contacted by recruiters often, but it's easy to tell the garbage from the real jobs. One benefit I have is that I live in an area with limited senior-level development talent, so many of us know each other, and know the companies. Every now and again, a new company enters the area, and they spend time looking at LinkedIn. This lead to one job that I had, and it was a good job. I only left that place due to a change in leadership; leaving was my vote of no confidence.
That said, LinkedIn is more than just your profile. I'm part of a military veterans group on that site, and that's afforded me several opportunities to talk to people I wouldn't have otherwise come across. I enjoy using LinkedIn, but I also understand it's not for everybody, and I don't look down upon people who don't use the site.

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