After you listen to this episode, you’ll be glad you weren’t job searching in the 1970’s, 80’s or 90s!
Can you imagine faxing in your resume? Or, printing out 100 copies of your resume only to mail them out to different companies?
Well, that’s exactly what people used to do back in the day.
Do you remember when vh1 used to have those decade nostalgia shows, “I Love the 80’s” and “I Love the 90’s”? They would recount and make fun of all of the pop-culture fads and major news from the entire decade, year by year.
I absolutely looooved this show. As a late 1980’s baby, I loved learning about Post-It notes, the Brat Pack, and Madonna.
Well, I decided to do a little internet sleuthing & researching, and make my own version, but make it Job Search related.
Yes, it’s a little corny but I wanted to do a fun episode for y’all!
I ended up learning some really interesting things like, did you know it was OK to light up a cigarette during an interview in the 70’s? Sure was.
No, but seriously, on this episode, I explain how we got to the modern day job search as we know it today and how some things seem to never change – with cyclical recessions, boom economies, and competitive job markets.
I share a little bit about how job interview fashion evolved over the years, and how BIPOC were impacted as well.
And of course, I talk about how the internet totally blew up the job search process, giving us both massive rejection heartache AND a massive opportunity – we just need to know how to use it!
Tune in and let me know what you think!
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Do you remember when vh1 used to have those decade nostalgia shows, “I Love the 80’s” and “I Love the 90’s”? Well, I decided to do a little internet sleuthing & researching, and make my own version of “I Love the X’s”: Job Search Edition.