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The resume has been around for a long time, about 500 years actually. It stands to reason, then, that the concept has gone through its fair share of evolution over the years. As jobs, careers, and technology change, so too does the accepted format of this important document. In today’s world, the resume is changing faster than ever.

Today we’ll look at how the resume has evolved over the years, followed by an infographic that will showcase all of the major tips you’ll need to write an eye-catching resume for yourself.

A History and Evolution of The Resume

The first resume was written by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1482. This was followed up by the distribution of a handwritten letter to several acquaintances of an English Lord in the year 1500. This letter was referred to as his resume.

Jump forward to the 1970s, and the digital age gives resumes a new level of importance. Portfolios and typed resumes become standard. In 1985, background checks went into use for screening potential employees.

The introduction of the internet also brought with it websites like Monster and CareerBuilder. The rise of the internet and social media have slowly been changing and eliminating the need for traditional resumes.

Now that we have social media profiles and networks like LinkedIn solely dedicated to building a digital resume, the concept is changing into a more fluid and interactive experience than a simple one-page document.

How to Craft The Perfect Resume Today (Infographic)

Check out the infographic below from Eapplicants for a look at how you can craft a professional resume that merges the old standards with the new ones.

Let us know how you think the resume is evolving in the comments!

How The Traditional Resume is Evolving, And How to Adapt Your Own


Written By
Aaron Ramsey is the owner and writer at Eapplicants: a resource for job-seekers in every industry. He believes that everyone is entitled to the career they want, and he wants to help them realize their dreams

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