How to use LinkedIn to land your next job

Emma Woollacott
Passwords stolen from LinkedIn
Passwords stolen from LinkedIn

With its recent acquisition of Bright, a start-up aimed at matching job hunters with employers, business networking site LinkedIn is focusing more than ever before on the recruitment process.

There's no doubt that it's become an extremely useful tool for job seekers - indeed, a recent survey in the US from workforce outplacement company Right Management revealed that 94 percent saw it as the most useful social media site for job hunting. Meanwhile, more than half of employers say they use social media sites to post jobs, and three-quarters to look for candidates.