There are 3 Levels within LinkedIn
Basic (free) Accounts:
Good for the general job seeker or anyone who wants to maintain a profile on LinkedIn
Find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates.
Request and provide recommendations.
Search for and view profiles of other LinkedIn members (limited).
Receive unlimited InMail messages (but can only send 3 a month).
Save up to three searches and get weekly alerts on those searches.
Good for career professionals who are trying to connect with a lot more people
We do suggest utilizing the 30-day free trial of Premium if you’re looking to really amp up your job search; For these 30 days, you won’t be limited by messaging and searching restrictions
Access to see who viewed your profile
Can send InMails directly
Best for recruiters and if you’re in a job where you need to find other business prospects
All the previous benefits
Advanced search tools for jobs, content, people, etc.
LinkedIn will also give you suggested leads and searches if you provide them with the information you’re looking for with prospects
Job change alerts, which is helpful to see if someone has recently switched positions
Here’s a walkthrough on how to determine which level of LinkedIn you need.