We have all seen the stats: more and more people are using smartphones and tablets to connect to the web. We probably all use our own mobile phone to interact online every day. But what does this mean for recruitment? Do people use their handheld devices to research companies and find their next job?

I caught up with LinkedIn and learned about its experience, which is driving around 45 million people searches a month.

Just in case you have been living in a cave and have no idea how big mobile is, you should know that this week the smartphone market in the U.S. overtook the feature phone market with about 125 million smartphone owners. (See comScore for data on the mobile market.) The much younger tablet market is beyond the 50 million milestone The web connected device is now the majority. The arrival of fast-data-access 4G has seen a massive uptake with about 33 million subscribers.

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