The dawn of the Internet at the end of the 20th century was one of the first significant shifts seen by the recruiting industry in decades.
Online job boards, resume databases, and applicant tracking systems rapidly replaced rolodexes, newspaper classifieds, cold calling, and piles of paper resumes. The abandonment of the archaic “head hunter” model significantly broadened the candidate pool and fundamentally changed the way recruiters sourced talent prospects. The digital generation of the 2000s refined this important evolutionary step. LinkedIn, launched in 2003, brought resumes and talent profiles onto a universally searchable database. Read more