Recruiters and employers rely on LinkedIn to help funnel qualified candidates to them for their review for specific jobs. For that reason alone it’s important to make the most of your LinkedIn profile, and that it is as fresh and useful as you can possibly make it. However, beyond the funneling process, they’ll be checking your profile to see that job history matches your resume and for information that is perhaps not on your resume, such as volunteer activities, outside interests, blog and ebook information and more.
Here’s a point by point check on the information you can, and maybe should, have on your LinkedIn profile. It’s the place to show what you know.