Is Your Resume Hopelessly Out of Date?

Resumes have been around since at least 1482 when Leonardo da Vinci tried to sell his skills to the Duke of Milan, and visually, they hadn’t changed much, until now. Lately, some modern job seekers are creating infographic resumes in the hopes of giving employers a whole new reason to take a second look.

Leonardo Da Vinci Resume, Hoepli edition
Leonardo Da Vinci Resume, Hoepli edition

Resumes have been around since at least 1482 when the not-yet-famous Leonardo Da Vinci sent a list of his skills and accomplishments to the Duke of Milan. Da Vinci hoped to get a gig as an architect, sculptor or even, perhaps, as an inventor of war instruments.

That was over 500 years ago and the resume has hardly changed at all. The standard, imageless, single-font resume is about as thrilling to look at as a page in the phone book.

But recently, some job seekers are telling the stories of their careers visually and giving the resume a whole new look. Continue reading “Is Your Resume Hopelessly Out of Date?”