While I haven’t really applied for a job in recent years–they have kind of fallen in front of me–I do find myself helping friends along in their job search. It seems like only yesterday when I started applying for my first professional gigs and I was crafting cover letters and typing resumes to place in very formal packets which I would place in the mail. These days it seems like you have to do is send along your LinkedIn profile or have someone scan a QR code to our vizualize me page.

The infographic below, compiled by Spark Hire, examines the evolution of applying for a job, chronicling innovations as seemingly mundane as the invention of the post office (remember snail mail?) to the development of a little thing called the Internet–yes capital I.

So, how have you applied for a job recently? Comment below.

Evolution of Applying for a Job Infographic