My grandparents, and many other people who started working in the 60`s, 70`s, have told me how easy it was to get a job. There were lots of jobs and very few people to occupy them. It was enough to go into a factory/store (or anywhere else), ask for a job and get it.
In the past few years, I applied to quite a few jobs and I`ve read lots of job descriptions.
What surprises me all the time is that employers ask for stuff that are completely unreal. READ SOME SURPRISING JOB DESCRIPTIONS!