[microformats-discuss] Brainstorming on a "resume" microformat

Panayotis Vryonis vrypan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 09:34:35 PDT 2005

I'll send an example as soon as possible. I'm "recruiting" now :-)


On 7/13/05, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On 7/13/05 9:02 AM, "Carl Beeth" <carl.beeth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7/13/05, Michael Gorsuch <michael.gorsuch at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I was thinking of this earlier this week. Why not keep it as simple
> >> as possible:
> >>
> >> Can we embed an hcard for contact info, and essentially leave room for
> >> a 'body' or 'content' attribute that would house the resume itself.
> >>
> >> The point is to make it easy to aggregate, correct? So just keep the
> >> format very lean, and allow 'recruiters' search for certain keywords
> >> in the 'content' via their aggregation system.
> >
> > Just don't simplify it to uselessness, in the end if it is aggregated
> > you will want to be process the information in it. and hcard +
> > body-field does not leave much information on which to do meaningful
> > processing.
> Indeed, no one wants it to be useless.
> However, there is something to be said for simplifying it so much that you
> fail to provide enough features for some folks, or at least what they 
> think
> they need.
> And then iterate and slowly add minimal features as necessary.
> Then again, I have a feeling that much of what goes into a resume can be
> built from the current microformat building blocks in quite a
> straightforward fashion.
> But for example, if a list of skills for now was nothing but an unordered
> list, that might be ok. Just one example for the sake of discussion.
> Thanks,
> Tantek
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