What You Have in Common With Job Seekers From the 1970s

by Evil HR Lady on July 28, 2014

When it comes to getting a job in today’s technology-infused world, less isn’t more.

From sifting your Facebook profiles to canvassing your connections on LinkedIn, many employers want to know more about potential workers personally. Seems a little strange, admittedly. But this more holistic hiring strategy is actually pretty old.

A friend of mine discovered a copy of her mother’s resume from 1977. It included the following gems at the bottom:

BORN: 7/12/43 in Norristown, PA. Height 5’6″, wt. 125

MARRIED: 1963–4 Children, ages 11, 8 1/2, 7 & 5 1/2

HEALTH: G00d–no physical limitations

RESIDENCE: Buying own home

INTERESTS: Reading, plants, sewing and teaching Christian Doctrine Classes (past 3 years)

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