[Pdx-pm] OT: Resume Formats

Phil Tomson ptkwt at aracnet.com
Tue Mar 28 15:01:11 PST 2006

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Brendan Leber wrote:

> Greetings!
> I've come to realize that my current resume is not helping me to find a
> job.  I'm getting lots of responses but not for the kind of jobs I would
> like.  So I'm rewriting it.  I've finished updating the content but I
> would like to update format.  Does anyone have a format/layout they
> wouldn't mind pointing out or sharing?  I would like to find a format that
> works well in HTML and Word so I can post my resume on my web site and
> email it to HR people.

I was just looking into this recently as well.  There is an 
XML Resume Format and XMLResumeLibrary that looks interesting:

I'm not sure about the Word .doc format, though.  It does seem to be able 
to transform to RTF which should be readable by Word.

Also, there's a Ruby app, xmlresume2x which supposedly can translate XML 
Resume Format to a number of other formats including LaTeX:
(I have not tried it yet)

The nice thing about these tools is that you could have your 
'everything I've ever done' resume in the XML Resume format and then you 
could produce different targetted resumes from it programatically.


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