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)
To keep reading, click here: What You Have in Common With Job Seekers From the 1970s