Poking around today looking for the next career I found myself getting incredibly frustrated. It seems more and more every application is done online and many of them have accompanying “personality” tests. Whatever happened to a handshake and an application directly to an employer. How does one prove his or herself to a prospective company without the capacity for face time?
While it’s somewhat of a boon that we can fire off resume’s and applications like a scattergun from the comfort of our living rooms, there’s just no more heart in it. I find it quite sad that through technology many of us have lost the personal touch. People lock themselves indoors on computers or sit at the dinner table with a face buried in a phone. No longer do we make conversation or value community connection and while we seem to possess more communications capabilities than ever before in history we rarely actually communicate.
Just some thoughts to ponder today and maybe reflect on how we can improve our communities simply through paying just a little more attention to those around us.