Kiss Cover Letters and Résumés Goodbye

By Desiree Yang

Did you know that the first professional résumé was written by Leonardo da Vinci in 1482? Or that the submission of a résumé to a prospective employer was a mere formality up until the 1950s? The résumé’s all too familiar sibling, the cover letter, was also first used in the 1950s as a descriptive document that helped employers learn more about the person behind the résumé. (Read More Here!)

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