A member asked me recently how important it is to have an accurate and up to date LinkedIn profile. They felt it was a lot of work! The reality is that business contacts and recruiters make extensive use of this profile - so I'd say it's a very important "noticeboard" of your skills and abilities. It's definitely not time wasted. Having a clear and accurate profile that showcases who you are is the easiest and quickest way to introduce yourself to others and to find like-minded contacts. Yes, it may be a bit of work in the beginning to summarise your abilities and career to date, but once it's done it's done! And thereafter it's much quicker and easer to update. So unless you wish to be anonymous and hiding in the corner, spending time on your LinkedIn profile is a worthwhile investment of your time.