Fun facts about job searching in the past

  • In the 1970s, your resume had to include your age and weight, among other personal details
  • In the 1980s, when shoulder pads and colourful suits conveyed power and ambition, the rule of thumb was dress two levels up from the job you want
  • In the 1990s, even after job boards started to take off, people still mainly found openings through newspaper ads 

Reference: Dare, L. & Niles, K. (2017, February 23). The fascinating history of job hunting. Tek Systems.