Quoted from Who-Dey:
What did people do before the internet? They got off their ass and went and found work instead of looking for work sitting at their computer desk.
Since I graduated college in 2014, I applied to approximately 100 jobs. All entry level, and I wasn't picky. NONE of them allowed me to fill out an application "in person." Everything was done online from uploading of resumes, filling out applications, even personality tests. Consider yourself lucky that you'd be able to find work in a similar field without the internet, but for literally everyone else in the United States, it's virtually impossible. Time has marched forward, and online applications are pretty much the only way.
As an aside, that's why I still believe libraries are still incredibly important in today's society. My tenure working at a school, it's amazing to see how many families struggle to provide basic needs--many of them don't even have computers in their homes, let alone access to the internet. Many of those low income students rely on the school library to do just about everything. Often, they'll find themselves at a public library for free computer and internet access that they can't receive at home.
It's amazing how much we take certain technologies for granted these days, but they've become cornerstones of our lives. They're absolutely necessary.