To those who accept, review, and base hiring decision on, resumes:
A resume XML would be brilliant to extract the pertinent information to put the resume in the hiring work flow (allowing each hiring agent to evaluate and rank/grade in a standardized manner). Indeed, there is an HR consortium dedicated to making XML schemas for these things ( http://www.hr-xml.org/channels/home.htm ), and it is a really good idea.
Unfortunately the HR Consortium schema has some real issues. The most notable problem being that it's being developed by HR types behind closed doors.
I took a quick look at the XML Resume Library (http://xmlresume.sourceforge.net/). I haven't attempted to use it to its full potential so I can't really say how good it is (or isn't), but it's probably worth a look by those who need to filter their resumes down to a couple of pages on a per-application basis.
Well Benji, just design a resume XSLT to transform your resume XML into something unique -- show off your creative side at the same time as your technical skills. <g>
XML for resume writing is just a convenience to generate multiple formats out of a single source. I'm using XMLResume from http://xmlresume.sourceforge.net/ and it works out nicely, you can see the result at http://baruch.ev-en.org/cv/
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