While catching up with a friend from college, I asked how her job search was going and she shared the regular frustrations over applying for jobs: how time consuming it was, how random the entire process sometimes felt, how irritating it was not to hear back from hiring managers and so on. But perhaps the most significant story she shared was some unintentionally bad advice her mother had tried to give her, suggesting that she print out copies of her résumé, walk into the companies she was interested in, and hand them out. While she and I laughed at how unrealistic this approach was today, it pointed out just how much the job hunt has changed.
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