Part 4, job intermediaries

The last time I actively searched for a job was in 1992! Thanks to the joys of word of mouth, I blitzed from one job to another.

Twenty-one years later, I’m astounded at the changes in the “job search” field.

What’s up with all these recruiters and talent acquisition people? In my day, young man, we used to find jobs in the newspaper!

And now resumes are scanned electronically in the search for the almighty key words.

The Industrial Revolution saw us discard manual labor, and now the digital revolution has extinguished the need for mental labor. Technology seeks do that which makes us human.