The 500 Year History of the Resume

This infographic, created by Rezcore, shows the 500-year history of the resume.


  • Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first professional resume in 1482.
  • Between 1930 and 1960, resumes went from being on scraps of paper to being expected – an institution.
  • In the 1980s, VHS resumes were used!
  • In 1983, Microsoft Word was launched – creating a new template for resumes.
  • Video resumes hit YouTube in 2007.

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History of the resume