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Leonardo da Vinci writes the first professional resume
A traveling Lord in England offers a handwritten letter of introduction to his acquaintances and names it a resume.
Resumes are formalities, with those seeking jobs writing them on scraps of paper over lunch with their employer.
Resumes now include weight, age, height, marital status, and religion.
Resumes are no longer formally taken by employers; they are now expected.
Resumes can now include (but do not need) outside interests, such as clubs and sports.
Digital typesetting and word processing companies make resumes professional and sales compatible.
VHS portfolios are made and put into use. Books on resume writing and career counseling are in high demand.
Online background checking is put to use.
Microsoft releases the first RTF universal template doc.
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