Talent Acquisition

The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant

The position of the recruitment consultant has changed drastically over the last four decades.

Here are the changes in terms of movies, courtesy of RecruitLoop.


  • 1980s – Top Gun – hiring computer and network technicians
  • 1990s – Pulp Fiction – hiring system analysts and computer programmers and engineers
  • 2o00s – Minority Report – hiring experienced real estate professionals and e-commerce managers
  • 2010s – The Social Network – hiring mobile app developers and content designers / writers – using LinkedIn…
  • 2020s – Will software take over? Can the recruitment consultant survive?

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Evolution of the Recruitment / Hiring Consultant


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