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Typical Resumes

In discussion with the SimplyHired guys, they came up with two general resume styles which cover the majority of cases.

Remember, in this discussion we want to try and cover the generalities of 80-90% of resume formats (and not just structured formats, but just conventions for how people publish, whether on the web or paper).

Also, this page is for documentation and analysis of current examples of resumes on the web, and description of common resume formats, only. For analysis and ideas, see resume-brainstorming.


  • Ryan King
  • Tantek Çelik
  • Boris Mann

Resume Examples

  • Need some links to actual examples on the Web and analysis of implicit schema from the examples.

Aggregate Analysis

From the (to be filled in) above examples, experience, and discussions.

Traditional style

Minimal Set

  • Contact Info
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Skills


  • Objective
  • interests
  • references (could be tied to a specific job)


Some people publish functional resumes, which are a somewhat inverted form of the traditional.

  • Contact
  • Work Experience
    • Company
      • Project
  • skill
    • experience (job, education, etc)

Resume Formats

Put names/linksto current/existing attempts of resume formats here.

Existing XML resume formats

Other resume formats

  • format1
  • format2
  • ...