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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