How important is a LinkedIn profile?
If you are searching for a job the first place an employer will look is at your LinkedIn profile. We all have different feelings about social media so it is not necessary to have a profile, but it may help to make your recruiter more comfortable. If you have a LinkedIn profile it should be very similar to your resume. If you are one person on LinkedIn and another on your resume the recruiter will not know who they are hiring,
and they will not hire you.