Resumes are obviously written by job hopefuls to show that they are the most qualified applicant for the position. Some people struggle with this task as they find it hard to impress their future employer by just writing down their achievements and experiences.
But did you know that even Leonardo da Vinci had to write a letter detailing his achievements and skills just to prove that he is a worthy applicant?
Yes, he actually did.
The year 1482 marks the birth of the very first official resume. Leonardo da Vinci was 30 years old at that time and was looking for an employment opportunity. He then created a letter and sent it to the Duke of Milan, Ludovico il Moro. And since he was not yet known as the Italian Renaissance most esteemed polymath, he had to sell himself by writing about his wartime engineering skills as well as his knowledge of different disciplines (sculpture, painting, architecture, and etc.).
What’s impressive and truly amazing with this document is the way he wrote it. Loaded with great talents, he managed to present himself in a modest way. He was able to emphasize his strong points without being arrogant or boastful – a characteristic that all employers are after at and should be present in your resume.
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