Today, lobbing resumes and application forms into black holes called recruiting portals will not move your job search forward. Unless you ensure your CV lands on the right table, they could well land in the bin. To cut through the clutter, recruiters are using the web to find the right candidate.

The majority of job listings on LinkedIn in India are in IT, HR, software, internet and related businesses. Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HP, IBM, and Accenture are most active with thousands of listings. E-commerce players Flipkart, Snapdeal, Alibaba, etc. is another active lot. Giants from other sectors include Reliance, ITC, Airtel, Pfizer, Shell and L&T. Even the traditional banking sector is regularly posting openings. "The platform is frequently used for mid and senior level hiring," says Aditya Narayan Mishra, President, Staffing, Randstad India.

However, more than hiring, LinkedIn is used as a head-hunting tool. Your e-resume and more: LinkedIn can unearth a wealth of information about a candidate in a noninvasive manner. "We use LinkedIn to get information about how a candidate is placed in the industry, specifically past experiences," says Mishra. 

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