Before LinkedIn, How Did Our Ancestors Find Jobs?

Didn’t you always wonder how folks found jobs back in the day? I mean the day before LinkedIn. Were there neolithic recruiters? Were headhunters literally that? We will never know.

What we do know is that there were jobs then that have somehow vanished. Some of the most sought after jobs from medieval times include:

Fuller, arming squire, leech collector, barber-surgeon, stone worker, lime burner, treadmill worker, lance maker, chain-mail maker, royal falconer, purple maker, and shepherd.

Titles like these surely stir up your interest in the job market of yesteryear? Thankfully we have a nice infographic from our buddies at MindFlash that describes how our forebears went about their careers, check out the Western Civilization’s Historical Guide to the Job Search.

By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.