The resume and the future
In 1482, Leonardo Da Vinci sent the first resume. With a world moving towards a elaborate digital connections to every product, service, and relationship, why are your accomplishments still on paper?
History of the resume
- 1482 - Da Vinci writes the first professional resume
- 1500 - A travelling English Lord offers a handwritten letter of introduction to acquaintances and calls it his resume
- Resumes become an institution
- 1930 - Resumes were just formalities. Most wrote them on scraps of paper over lunch with employers
- 1940 - Resumes are like Facebook profiles. They include weight, age, height, marital status, and religion
- 1950 - Resumes are no longer just formalities, they are now expected
- 1960 - Resumes start to include outside interests like sports and clubs
- The digital age
- 1970 - Digital typesetting and word processors make resumes more professional and marketable
- 1980 - The first VHS portfolios are recorded and used. Books on resumes and career counseling boom
- 1985 - Online background checking begins
- 1986 - Microsoft releases an RTF universal doc
- 1987 - Enter, fax machines -- the new, cool way to send resumes
- 1994 - The Internet and World Wide Web go public. Monster.com goes live, and CareerBuilder is founded
- 1995 - Email is the new, cool way to send a resume
- 2000 - Dot Com boom hits full stride
- 2003 - LinkedIn launches
- 2006 - Video resumes pick up and more and more high school students begin sending them to colleges
- 2007 - Video begin to sporadically hit YouTube
- 2008 - Social Media enters the picture, LinkedIn dominates employment and networking
- 2015 - Gentis Solutions launches. Providing clean professional video introductions of talented people to Enterprise Clients.
- 2016 - Gentis Solutions marries high volume talent needs of the fortune 100 to talent through a modern, intuitive, and beautiful web and mobile enabled interface.
- 2016 - Gentis Solutions opens its Vendor Management Services division, focusing on helping Enterprise Clients implement next-generation technology solutions to their Workforce Augmentation needs.