Job Hunting Through The Ages

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A look at the history of the job search.
It sometimes seems as though looking for a job has changed a lot over the past decade or so. While that's certainly true, the fact is that job hunting has a very rich and diverse history.
From the early days of having to choose between being a hunter or a gatherer, to the rise of industry, how we find new jobs has always been a changing process. As human society advanced and invented new technologies, the workforce has always adjusted to find new ways to specialize and hone a craft.
If you think about it, the way that your parents and grandparents thought about work and the process of finding and holding a job is probably very different than how you do.
Here is an interesting infographic I found that breaks down the history of looking for a job:
I thought it was fascinating to see how the Industrial Revolution increased the amount of workers needed to produce goods and provide services. As they grew, they found new ways to select the best employees for their jobs. From using newspapers and signs to recruit applicants to using social networking tools, employers have found new was to find the best talent.
Understanding the job search is a great way to learn how to make it work for you. What do you think about the infographic? Are you stuck in a different era? Do you use social networking in your job search? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
By Melissa Kennedy- Melissa is a 9 year blog veteran and a freelance writer for LogisticsJobsiteBlog and Nexxt, along with helping others find the job of their dreams, she enjoys computer geekery, raising a teenager, supporting her local library, writing about herself in the third person and working on her next novel.

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