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Leonardo De Vinci writes the first professional resume.
1500 - A traveling Lord in England offers a handwritten letter of introduction to acquaintances and calls it his resume.
1930 - Resumes were just formalities. Most wrote them on scraps of paper over lunch with employers.
1940 - Resumes are like Facebook profiles. They include weight, age, height, marital status and religion.
1950 - Resumes are no longer just formalities, they are now expected.
1960 - Resumes start to include outside interests like sports and clubs.
1970 - Digital typesetting and word processors make resumes more professional and salesery.
1980 - The first VHS portfolios are recorded and used. Books on resumes and career counseling boom.
1985 - Online background checking begins
1986 - Microsoft releases an RTF universal doc
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