How important (and or necessary) is linkedin in order to be able to landand jobs in finance? It seems as if everyone is using it these days and I have heard mixed reviews on its usefulness. Right now I'm networking through personal connections (i.e. my best friend's father is an exec at a company working with a pe firm and thus I was connected to the pe firm)
Also how important is it to have a lot of connections (to make your linkedin look legit) and what if I've only held one internship at a small firm consisting of less than 10 employees?
Apparently only 23 of my facebook friends are also on linkedin at all (I'm a college underclassmen) and I could add say 20 or so more people from the workplace. Would a profile with 45 or so connections be useless and/or distasteful?