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10 months ago
Leonardo da Vinci created the first resume.
A traveling Lord in England offers a handwritten letter of introduction to call it his resume.
Resumes were just formalities. Most wrote them on scraps of paper over lunch with employers.
Resumes include weight, age, height, marital status and religion.
Resumes are no longer just formalities, they are now expected.
Resumes now include outside interests like sports and clubs.
Digital typesetting and word processors make resumes more professional.
Books on resumes and career counseling are very successful.
Online background checking begins.
Microsoft releases an RTF universal doc.
Enter, fax machines.
The Internet and World Wide Web go public.
Email is the new way to send resumes.
Dot Com boom hits full stride.
Interactive resumes begin and mark the beginning of Optimal Resume.
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