hResume brainstorming

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This page is for brainstorming about various uses and details of hResume in particular. See resume-brainstorming for general brainstorming about a resume microformat.

Possible Extensions

Event Organisation/Participation

  • BarCamp - as an organizer or participant this is somewhere between an invited presentation (which would be a publication), and "education". Perhaps there is a need for a new explicit section for such activities and contributions thereto?
    • Perhaps abstracting into an activity section that would use hCalendar as per experience?
      • Why not just use 'experience' as is? It seems general enough to be semantically correct. TobyInk 12:28, 19 Jul 2008 (PDT)
<div class="hresume">
  <div class="contact vcard" id="me">
    <h1 class="fn">Joe Bloggs</h1>
    ...
  </div>
  <div class="vcalendar" id="work">
    <h2>Previous Work</h2>
    <ul>
      <li class="experience vevent">...</li>
      <li class="experience vevent">...</li>
      <li class="experience vevent">...</li>
    </ul>
  </div>
  <div class="vcalendar" id="conferences">
    <h2>Conferences &amp; Events</h2>
    <ul>
      <li class="experience vevent">...<span class="attendee"><a class="include" href="#me"></a></span></li>
      <li class="experience vevent">...<span class="organizer"><a class="include" href="#me"></a></span></li>
      <li class="experience vevent">...<span class="attendee"><a class="include" href="#me"></a></span></li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</div>
  • Speaking, event organizing etc. (whether professional, or independent like BarCamps) should be listed as a "publication" - this should be an FAQ - no new feature is needed for this IMHO. - Tantek 05:55, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Awards

  • Some awards are for a certain time-frame, others are one-time awards. hCalendar appears appropriate to indicate a list of items with a date or date-range.
    • However an award is more an acknowledgment of a certain level of achievement rather than just a specific event. Awards seem closer to publications, though they may deserve their own section. I would be interested in seeing a class name property "award" if there are a good number of real world examples of online resumes with awards documented on resume-examples. - Tantek 05:55, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
    • A new hResume field may solve the issue, something like: "award:: with an hCalendar event, optional hCard and an optional "duration" for awards that apply for a fixed length (e.g. health & safety certified for 2 yrs)". Where the vevent would have dtstart and dtend both as the date of the awarding, thus allowing it to appear correctly as a one day event in a parse to hCal, whereas more adaptable parsers would (changing with the spec) take note of the parent "award" class and thus display differently to a normal education or experience event. Looking at the list of hResumes in the wild there are lots of places such a change may be of use, one major example being the "Certifications" section of resumes on LinkedIn.com- Toby 01:16, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Actively Seeking Employment

If hListing draft structure is found within the hResume document where the lister url is identical to the rel="me" url found in the hResume's hCard, then parsers should indicate this person is actively seeking employment.

An hResume document lists a person's experience and employment history. It does not- and probably shouldn't- indicate whether the person is actively seeking employment.

While a person could state in the opening summary that they're actively seeking employment, this isn't guaranteed to be machine readable with a 100% success rate (different language and structure of text etc).

The existing microformat 'hListing draft' is being proposed as a means of selling ones' self- and when a person is actively seeking employment, their resume is usually used as a means of selling themselves to prospective employers.

I'm proposing one of two things:

  1. Explict hListing support:
    • If hListing is found, the person is actively seeking employment.
    • If hListing is not found, assume the person is not actively seeking employment.
  2. Implicit hListing support:
    • If hListing is found, the person is actively seeking employment.
    • If hListing is not found, do not assume the person is not actively seeking employment.

SignpostMarv 19:51, 18 Jul 2007 (PDT)

for hResume 0.2

  • consider requiring "experience vevent card" in order to provide a reliable hook for the business hCards connected with experience events.

Related Pages

Research

Previously

hResume is the classic microformats predecessor for h-resume. Work on hResume is documented at the following for historical purposes. Much of the general discussion and research likely still applies.

The hResume specification is a work in progress. As additional aspects are discussed, understood, and written, they will be added. These thoughts, issues, and questions are kept in separate pages.