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10 months ago
Leonardo da Vinci writes the first official 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 their weight, age, height, marital status and religion.
Resumes are no longer just formalities, they are now expected.
Resumes start to include outside interests 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.
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