Here are the advantages and disadvantages of Linkedin. I will start with benefits of using Linkedin.
You can easily be found by potential employers. Your public profile is what the people who are not in your network will see (i.e. someone who found your profile through a Google search or LinkedIn search without being in your network). After applying for a job, students ca reach out to hiring managers on LinkedIn. You are more likely to meet and connect with professional contacts which you can communicate with in order to build a strong referral base.