A number of jobseekers are now turning to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as part of the job-hunting process.

That’s according to social job search engine Adzuna, cited by freshbusinessthinking.com, which believes jobseeking is at the dawn of a ‘Social Job Search Revolution’.

Its survey suggests the average British adult is connected to 300 ‘relevant, open job vacancies through their first and second degree connections’ on social networks.

In addition, over 90 per cent of large UK employers are now using social media channels to locate staff, along with other big firms like Google, Amazon and eBay.

As a result, it could encourage other firms to increase their LinkedIn marketing efforts, for example, in a bid to attract some of the best talent the UK has to offer.

Other figures from the survey suggest retail, design and IT professionals top the charts for the most social jobseekers, with 33 per cent of people in the industries using the channel, cites huffingtonpost.co.uk.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, commented on the figures: “It’s clear that the way in which people look for work has changed dramatically in the last 2-3 years and it’s hugely exciting to witness how social media has quickly become an integral part of the job hunting process.”