July 10, 2020
For educational institutions
⟶ Updated 13 Nov 2017 ⟶
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Leonardo da 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 wrote them on scraps of paper over lunch with employers.
Resumes are like Facebook profiles. They include weight, age, height, marital status and religion.
Resumes are no longer just formalities, they are now expected.
Resumes start to include outside interest like sports and clubs.
Digital typesetting and word processors make resumes more 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 machines -- 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 colleges
Video resumes hit YouTube
Resume objectives are out, Summaries and position statements are in. Social Media enters the picture, LinkedIn dominates employment and networking. Personal branding via SEO and keywords become a worry; nearly all employers google prospective employees.
Resumes contain social media links. They're now shorter but with more visuals and multimedia. Digital CVs and Infographic resumes are trending.
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