XML Standardization of Job & Grant Applications, Curriculum Vita, Resumes

Discussion in 'XML' started by SMH, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. SMH

    SMH Guest

    Especially with all the massive numbers of unemployed in economic hard times
    these days, individuals are spending countless hours repetitively writing the
    same (auto)biographical information from employer to funding agency. Many
    have web interfaces with multipage forms giving name, address, more personal
    info, education, professional/work/etc experience, awards/honors/etc.

    Until all of us get our bodies wired to or implanted with a scannable
    cybernetic biometric chip at birth that reveals all truths about us---both
    beautiful and ugly---what is the possibility of urging employers and others
    interested in CV/resumes/biographical sketches to adapt their info-retrieval
    database systems to accept an XML format/standard for these types of
    documents? Hasn't someone done such a thing already?

    Thereby we can all carry the story of our lives on a 2 GB UFD including
    medical/health, educational, extracurricular, and criminal histories.

    If an XML standard exists, where do I find it? is there an app that
    opens/edits/saves it?
     
    SMH, Aug 18, 2011
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  2. Joe Kesselman, Aug 18, 2011
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  3. SMH

    Peter Flynn Guest

    Re: XML Standardization of Job & Grant Applications, Curriculum Vita,Resumes

    On 18/08/11 19:06, SMH wrote:
    > Especially with all the massive numbers of unemployed in economic hard times
    > these days, individuals are spending countless hours repetitively writing the
    > same (auto)biographical information from employer to funding agency. Many
    > have web interfaces with multipage forms giving name, address, more personal
    > info, education, professional/work/etc experience, awards/honors/etc.
    >
    > Until all of us get our bodies wired to or implanted with a scannable
    > cybernetic biometric chip at birth that reveals all truths about us---both
    > beautiful and ugly---what is the possibility of urging employers and others
    > interested in CV/resumes/biographical sketches to adapt their info-retrieval
    > database systems to accept an XML format/standard for these types of
    > documents? Hasn't someone done such a thing already?
    >
    > Thereby we can all carry the story of our lives on a 2 GB UFD including
    > medical/health, educational, extracurricular, and criminal histories.


    Mmmm.

    <history class="criminal">
    <arrest date="2011-08-31">Using Microsoft Word</arrest>
    </history>

    > If an XML standard exists, where do I find it? is there an app that
    > opens/edits/saves it?


    The standard is called CERIF and is published by EuroCRIS on
    http://www.eurocris.org/

    Unfortunately it is massively complex, but it is at least a target
    standard. Whether it will survive in an implementable way I cannot say,
    but it does seem to have significant institutional support.

    Many of the suppliers of campus research-publication databases (eg
    Vidatum Academic, the one my own institution uses) are aware of the
    standard and have plans to implement it. But like most outputs, it is
    easiest to implement when the entire data flow is already in XML to
    start with.

    ///Peter
    --
    XML FAQ: http://xml.silmaril.ie
     
    Peter Flynn, Aug 18, 2011
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