Online in Your
Searching for jobs in the pulp edition of your local newspaper is a pain. You probably know the routine: You start flipping your way past the washer-dryer combo classifieds, but you are sidetracked by the bizarre, page-ten article about the kid who ate his foot.
Once you reach the employment section, you weed through the manager-trainee and work-at-home scams to skim the technical sections. You find two jobs for which you maybe, kind of, sort of qualify. You circle the one in which you're maybe, kind of, sort of interested, then toss the paper aside in frustration.
An hour later you figure you ought to give it a shot at least for the interviewing practice, so you go back to the one you circled, neatly fold your résumé into a #9 envelope, write the address, and stick on a stamp.
While you're walking to the mailbox, you hope that you didn't overlook a better job in your frustration. Even if you do find a cool job, by the time the employer receives your résumé by snail-mail, it may already be taken by someone who applied much faster online!