I was in 4th grade when I used my first computer. It was as big as a microwave and the only game I could play was Oregon Trail. I learned to type and navigate the keyboard soon after.
I was 12 years old when I created a MySpace account. Even with all the hype, I deactivated my account after two months.
About 4 years ago I got a Facebook and signed up for my twitter handle when I was 18.
From my earliest memory everything was digitalized and instant. Now we are in an age where everything is right at our fingertips, including finding a job.
Before my summer started I used every Internet tool you could think of to search for an internship or summer job. From following different companies on Twitter, to friending newspapers on Facebook and making resume accounts online. In one week I had sent out over a hundred applications and made only a dozen new profiles for future employers.
Although this convenience is perfect for my fast-paced lifestyle, I will never know how to clip job listings in newspapers, call and set up an appointment with employers or fill out applications by hand.
Finding jobs have been never been faster or easier. But now that everything is online, we must be cautious that our employers see our real selves, not our digital selves.