[uf-discuss] HResume question
steve at ganz.name
Thu Jun 21 10:25:07 PDT 2007
On 6/21/07, Brian Suda wrote:
> On 6/21/07, George Malamidis <george at nutrun.com> wrote:
> > I've noticed that on many examples of HResume on the web (including
> > all the HResumes on linkedin.com) are using class="skills"
> > to decorate all the skills in a resume rather than class="skill"
> > for each single skill.
If you've got some examples on the wild other than LinkedIn, can you please
forward links? I'd like to make a note of it and add those examples to the
wiki. (see below)
> --- according to the hResume spec, it should be
> class="skill", but it should also be a rel-tag. Linked-in
> lets you use free text to describe your skill, for example
> "top performing clown act in the world". That doesn't fit
> into the current design for class="skill", so Linkedin choose
> an alternatively semantic value - this is NOT part of
> hResume, but instead simply POSH.
Unfortunately, in this first pass, we were unable to mark up skills
according to the hResume specification. This is because we've always allowed
free-form text for what we call "specialties" and while all of our examples
show a comma delimited list of of keywords, it's not enforced and a lot of
users use this area for prose. Also, because hResume skills use rel-tag, we
may end up needing to create our own tag space which isn't trivial and will
require significant work on our end. 
> > Does anyone have any idea where this inconsistency originates from?
> --- the inconsistancy comes from the hResume spec currently
> expecting short skill lists, like "C++", "Microformats",
> "Cooking", whereas Linked-in allows free-text. So (IMHO) they
> did the correct thing and NOT try and make the free-text into
> a rel-tag.
> I have been talking with the Linked-in guys and we are
> working on getting things either more inline with the current
> hResume format, and/or gather examples to help incrementally
> improve hResume. I can't seem to find any specific links/wiki
> pages at the moment, but if you have any thoughts/concerns or
> want to know more, we can certainly discuss it further -
> please use the new-list for any additional posts.
I've been brainstorming with James Levine of Simply Hired on skills in
general and vetting those sessions with Brian. I need to distill some of
those discussions and add them to the hResume Issues and Brainstorming
pages. I hope to work on that today.
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