110 years of the job market: job advertisements from 1900 to 2009

A selection of advertisements illustrates the changes in the language and content of job ads from 1900 to the present. One advertisement was selected at random from each year, alternating between the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and the Tages-Anzeiger, also from Zurich.

Use the menu on the left to access the ads decade by decade. A PDF file with all the ads (PDF, 96 KB) is also available.