Until we have something better, we are stuck with résumés as the fundamental unit of candidate information. This is a shame because they are not standardized in any meaningful way in either structure or contents. They are rarely designed to show you the information you want in the way you want it, so every résumé is unique. They remind me of the gunsmithing industry before Colt invented interchangeable parts: None of them are similar enough to allow processing at speed or useful automation.

Reading a Résumé

With no broadly standardized résumé formats, you’re going to have to extract useful information yourself. Maybe you have an information extraction system or trained experts ahead of you in the résumé pipeline, which can ...

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