The internet has changed many things over the past decade or two, BusinessWeek reports -- including how we search for jobs. While networking is, and traditionally has been, the best way to find a new job, the second most effective tool is another type of networking: sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, according to a poll released Aug. 17 by placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. LinkedIn, while not as flashy as its social-networking brethren, is perhaps the most useful of the bunch for job hunting, because of its employment- and recommendation-focused profiles. Its total visitors have doubled since...

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