The Future of CV Formatting


Leonardo da Vinci created the first-ever CV 532 years ago.

One of his most famous quotes echoes his reputation of leaving pieces of art unfinished:


“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”


Unfortunately, he probably spent too much time manually formatting his CV. Imagine how many more paintings he could have finished if he was using a product like

The famous Renaissance artist is a celebrated ‘genius’, renowned for his inventions, sculpting, painting and scientific theories.

In 1482, at 30 years old he wrote out a list of his capabilities, along with a cover letter, and sent it to the Duke of Milan – Ludovico Sforza. It was undoubtedly impressive, and Ludovico went on to become a longtime patron of da Vinci. Some of da Vinci’s most famous paintings – including ‘The Last Supper’ – were requested by Ludovico.

Along with his letter, da Vinci sent a silver lyre of his own making, sculpted in the shape of a horse’s head. A sure sign of an overachiever.

future of CV formatting

August 28th 2019

Posted by
Laura Davenport

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