The History of the CV [INFOGRAPHIC]

The faithful curriculum vitae – also known as the CV.

This infographic (from the National Careers Service) shows the history of the CV.


  • 1482 – Leonardo de Vinci creates the first professional CV.
  • 1950s – CVs become formalised and start to be expected during job interviews.
  • 1984 – The first guide to writing CVs is published.
  • 2003 – LinkedIn launches, giving a new way for CVs to be presented.
  • 2007 – YouTube and other video sites open the door for video CVs to become possible (and sometimes essential).

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