The Resume’s Evolution Over the Past 500 Years [Infographic]

Did you know Leonardo da Vinci is credited with writing the first professional resume? Since then, this keystone document to most any job search has evolved substantially… most rapidly over the course of the past century. In the 1940’s, data like weight, age and marital status used to be included on resumes… (how times have changed!) And 25 years ago the first reports appeared that the resume was dead… (or maybe they haven’t changed so much).

Whether you’re a recruiter reviewing applicants’ resumes, or a job seeker currently double checking your resume for perfection, you’ll find this infographic from RezScore interesting. The resume has evolved a lot over the past 500 years… even if its role in the job search hasn’t.

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