June 15, 2020
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Evolution of the Resume
⟶ Updated 13 Nov 2017 ⟶
List of edits
1482- Leonardo Da Vinci creates the first professional resume.
1500- A traveling Lord in England offers a handwritten letter to acquaintances and calls it his resume.
1930- Resumes were just formalities. Most of them were just on scraps of paper over lunch with employers.
1940- Resumes were like Facebook profiles. They included height, weight, marital status, and religion.
1950- Resumes were no longer formalities, they were expected
1960- Resumes start to include outside interests like sports and clubs.
1970- Digital typesetting and word processors make resumes more professional and salesy.
1980- The first VHS portfolios are recorded and used. Books on resumes and career counseling boom.
1985- Online background checking begins.
1986- Microsoft releases and RTF universal doc.
1987- Enter, fax machines -- the new, cool way to send resumes.
1994- The internet and the World Wide Web go live.
1995- Email is the new, cool way to send a resume.
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