Don't know how your email was hacked, but I will offer some advice from personal experience:
Check all of your online activity -- especially anything associated with financials like your banking and credit card accounts. Immediately change the password to your online bank account and credit card access and inform them that you may be a victim of identity theft.
If you are in the United States, you can easily put a 90 day fraud alert on your social security number. You may think this is being a bit melodramatic and over the top, but I assure you that if someone accessed your email and it was linked to recruitment sites, whoever did this could possibly have access to all that is needed to steal your identity.
Go to: Experian
. At the bottom of the page under the Additional Products & Services
section - Credit Report Assistance
, click on Fraud Alert
. This will bring you to a page where your first option will be to click on Initial Security Alert (90 days)
. Click on that link. It's a secure site. Once you fill out that information, your information will be provided to TransUnion and Equifax (the other two credit bureaus). You can then print out a credit report if you wish. This 90 day alert can be renewed every 90 days forever if you desire.
Be proactive. If someone has accessed any of your personal information, don't let them walk away with any more of it. You may think I'm an alarmist, but ask anyone who has had their identity stolen and they'll tell you that it all started with something as innocuous-sounding as what you have described.