If you ever have job-hunted you already know that lobbing resumes and application forms into the black holes called recruiting portals won't move your job search forward. Unless you make sure the CV lands on the right table the chances of it reaching the bin are high. Recruiters also want to cut through the clutter and are pro-actively using the web to find the right candidate. While job-listing sites are like cold calls, a professional networking site like LinkedIn helps in having a more targeted approach. Therefore, it is increasingly becoming one of the primary web-based recruiting tools.

Most job listings on LinkedIn from India are in IT, HR, computer software, internet and related businesses. Companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HP , IBM and Accenture are most active with thousands of job listings. Ecommerce players like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Alibaba, etc. are another active lot. Giants from other sectors include the Reliance Group, ITC, Airtel, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Shell and Larsen & Toubro. Even the traditional banking sector, including SBI, is regularly posting openings on this platform.“The platform is frequently used for mid and senior-level hirings,“ says Aditya Narayan Mishra, president, staffing, Randstad India. However, more than hiring, it is used as a head-hunting tool and for profiling prospective candidates.

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