June 15, 2020
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Project for the first resume
⟶ Updated 13 Nov 2017 ⟶
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Leonardo De Vinci writes the first professional resume.
A traveling Lord in England offers a handwritten letter of introduction to acquaintances and calls it his resume.
Resumes were just formalities. Most them on scraps of paper over lunch with employers.
Resumes are like Facebook profiles. They include weight, age, height, martial status and religion.
Resumes are no longer just formalities, they are now expected.
Resumes start to include outside interests like sports and clubs.
Digital typesetting and word processors make resume and professional and salesy.
The first VHS portfolios are recorded and used. Books on resumes and career counseling boom.
Online background checking begins.
Microsoft releases an RTF universal doc
Enter, fax machine--the new, cool way to send resumes.
The Internet and World Wide Web go public. Monster.com goes live, and CareerBuilder is founded.
Email is the new, cool way to send a resume.
Dot Com boom hits full stride.
Interactive resumes begin and mark the beginning of Optimal Resume.
Optimal Resume releases an online resume builder.
Video resumes pick up, more and more high school students begin sending them to college.
Video resumes hit youtube
Resumes objectives are out, Summaries and position statements are in. Social Media enters the picture, LinkedIn dominates employment and networking.
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