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10 months ago
The first resume was professionally written by Leonardo da Vinci
A traveling Landlord in England offers a handwritten letter of introduction to acquaintances and calls it his resume
Resumes were just formalities. Most wrote them on scraps of paper over lunch with employees.
Resumes were like Facebook profiles, they included weight, height, age, marital status and religion.
Resumes are no longer formalities, they are just expected.
Resumes include outside interest like sports and clubs.
Digital typesettings make resumes more professional and salesy.
The first VHS portfolios are recorded and used. Books on career counseling and and resumes boom.
Online background checking begins.
Microsoft releases an RTF universal doc.
Enter, fax machines- the cool, new way to send resumes.
The internet and World Wide Web go public. Monster.com goes live and Career builder is found.
Email is the new, cool way to send a resume.
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