The answer to that questions is YES and NO.
Let’s cover NO first
There are ways to leverage LinkedIn to find the right open position through their job posting feature. Still networking into the company to the hiring manager is preferred versus applying online. That means even using the easy application process via LinkedIn should be used after you have tried to network into the company. So NO, LinkedIn will not get you that job automatically, it will still take work on your part. Turning on “let recruiters know you are interested…” feature under Career Interests, will certainly help.
YES, LinkedIn can get you that job
I am an advocate of optimizing your profile with the right keywords for the position you have or the one the you want. This way, as one of the many tactics you can use to get a job, perhaps recruiters will find you during a search they will do.
Several times a year a recruiter will reach out to me and ask me if I would be interested in a position. So I know this works. Here is another example with an alumni of the OCN…
“Hey Jeff, just wanted to share how I got my new job. They found me on LinkedIn and invited me to interview. So I didn’t even apply for the job. Quite interesting.
I know you already encourage people in the Omaha Career Networking Group to have a good LinkedIn profile. Feel free to share with them my story of how LinkedIn helped me get a new job.” Fred Z.
So this does work and should be a tactic you use when looking for work. Consider LinkedIn like the resume to get the interview. It will still be up to you at the interview to sell yourself as the solution to their problem. Of course the interview will also reveal whether it will be a good fit for you as well.