A visual history of the CV

Who knew the CV originated from Italy? Or that they’ve been a formal part of our job search process for over six decades…?

Well, thanks to the National Careers Service, you can now sound all clever and knowledgeable by quoting from this great infographic outlining the history of the CV.

But with all your quoting, don’t forget to actually put in the effort to create a show-stopping CV for yourself!

The History of the CV | National Careers Service infographic


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  • http://www.facebook.com/adrian.oldfield.1 Adrian Oldfield

    Hi Mildred, the CV has now moved on a step further! The Big Academy offers young people and employers to engage with each other using innovative profiles incorporating rich media, actually, we feel the CV is now so last century!!

    • http://www.mildredtalabi.com/ Mildred Talabi

      Hi Adrian, it’s more like the CV has “evolved” yet again! The premise is still the same – a showcase of skills, experience etc – but the format continues to evolve in line with modern technology. As long as it continues to serve the purpose of getting people jobs, the CV will always be around in some shape or form…