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The History of the CV

The History of the CV Name: Curriculum Vitae (A.K.A. CV, Resume) Born: 1482, Italy Experience: 1482 Leonardo Da Vinci creates the first professional CV. His outlined skills and experience include rock flinging, creating lightweight bridges and - in times of peace - sculpture. 1500s The practice of writing a 'resume' develops from travelling workers looking to introduce themselves to a local guildsman or lord. 1930s CVs are no more than informal hand-written scribblings made at interviews or meetings. In 1937 Napoleon Hill publishes Think and Grow Rich. Number 6 in the "steps to success" includes how to write a killer resume. CVs become formalised, and are widely expected during job applications. They generally include personal information such as religion, marital status and weight. 1950s Applicants begin to add likes and 1960s outside interests to their CVs, building up a more complete picture of candidates' personalities. ny curriculun vitae 1970s my ourriculum vitae by ne I Computer companies begin to produce the first word processors, bringing greater consistency to CV content. 1984 The first guide solely devoted to CVs is published, creatively named 'How to Write Your CV'. 1995 The commercial world wide web is Google formed, leading to a number of online job resources and directories for employers and prospective employees being created. jobs Google is later founded in 1998, further streamlining job-seekers' online searches. 2003 Linkedin launches as a new web tool for job networking and recommendations, part of trend of web tools increasingly bringing CVs online. Linked in 2007 Video sites such as YouTube enable video CVs to become common - and You Tube even required - for some roles. Today Using a Lifelong Learning Account anyone in England can store their CV, along with a host of other career, training and learning informa- tion in one free, safe online location. Account-holders can also use a host of online tools, like CV Builder to create a professional CV from scratch. National Careers Service For more information visit //// |

The History of the CV

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This infographic was created by the National Careers Service in the UK - in England, the National Careers Service website offers a range of web tools that help train and write CVs and other learning i...


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