I've started noticing an increasingly innovative trend to catch on through Linkedin.com's feature - status updates...
See how some recruiters are looking for people - thereby bypassing the paid "jobs" feature of Linkedin.com
Signs of the recession?
Obviously this is useful only when people have sufficiently large networks - and a lot of recruiters ensure that their networks are large by showing off they are open networks by keeping an acronym LION next to their name - LION standing for LinkedIn Open Networkers - and also keeping their email ids visible to people to connect on their own.
Nice service for job-seekers - though I don't know how Linkedin views these - as they're obviously cutting Linkedin's ability to make money.