It's a tough job market out there, particularly for young people. Fool contributor David Meier believes that LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD.DL) might be able to improve that situation over the long term.

In the video, David shows how LinkedIn is disrupting the traditional job search market, and why this is good news for students and professionals. If LinkedIn is able to deliver on its mission, then investors will benefit as a result. Those investors who focus too much on LinkedIn's valuation metrics might be missing the bigger story here.

David Meier owns shares of Apple, LinkedIn, and Facebook. John Reeves owns shares of Apple, Google,, LinkedIn, and Facebook. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of, Apple, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.