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Last modified: September 24, 2003
Rosetta Group XML Résumé Library

[June 27, 2000] "The XML Resume Library is an XML DTD and a set of XSL stylesheets for the storage, interchange, and web and print presentation of resumes and curricula vitae. . . an XML DTD and set of XSL formatting files that enables: (1) Both web and print formatting of a résumé from a single source file. (2) Electronic, business-to-business (B2B) exchange of resumes, using the popular Extensible Markup Language (XML). The XML Résumé Library is: (1) An Extensible Markup Language (XML) Document Type Definition for describing résumés. (2) An Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) transformation from the résumé format into web-ready HTML. (3) Another XSL transformation from the résumé format into print-ready PDF. The current version is 1.0.0. For a sample of the XML input and the HTML and PDF output of this library, see Sean Kelly's Résumé. Applications: (1) Résumé production: produce web and print résumés from a single source file. (2) B2B (business-to-business): transfer résumés between human resources and other company divisions, or between recruiters and employers. (3) Search and retrieval: increase precision in locating employees using résumé metadata files."

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  • [September 24, 2003] "Microsoft and Monster to Offer Customers 'Smart' Resumes. XML-Enabled Smart Document Templates in Microsoft Office Word 2003 Will Help Job Seekers Create a Professional Resume." - "Microsoft Corp. and Monster, the leading global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide Inc., today announced a technology alliance designed to help job seekers build professional resumes. Through the alliance, Monster's downloadable Extensible Markup Language (XML)- enabled 'smart' document templates can be seamlessly installed in Microsoft Office Word 2003, enabling job seekers to upgrade the quality of their resume. The templates will be available via the Microsoft Office Online Web site, which is visited by nearly 25 million unique visitors per month. The Microsoft-Monster alliance is designed to help job seekers create and submit professional-quality resumes easily using industry-standard XML. The resume templates, created in Word 2003, give job seekers the opportunity to build their resumes in a familiar format while incorporating expert resume advice from Monster, the leading provider of comprehensive career management products and services. The advanced technology of Microsoft and Monster also allows job seekers to save their resume in Microsoft Word and promptly post it on the Monster Web site, making it readily viewable to thousands of leading employers nationwide. The use of XML enables the delivery of ready-to-use data to the Monster site, so that resumes can be instantly posted to an individual's My Monster account. Any Microsoft Office Word 2003 customer with an Internet connection will have access to the Monster resume templates. 'The combination of Monster resume templates and XML-enabled Microsoft Word is a natural fit that will offer great benefits to people who want to create an effective, professional resume,' said Brian Farrey, president of Monster Technologies. 'We are very excited about this relationship, which will provide quality Monster resume templates to the extensive Microsoft Office Online audience. The alliance is also further confirmation of Monster's leadership position in providing job seekers the best technological tools and services by being the first career site to partner with Microsoft with this innovative integrated tool.' The templates will be created using smart document technology. Smart documents, an XML-based feature in Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003, include an interactive task pane that provides context-sensitive information and a list of actions the user could choose from that are relevant to the user's current location in a structured XML document. The content available via the task pane will provide job seekers with relevant advice and feedback from Monster as they create their resumes while using the resume templates. For example, job seekers creating a resume can type their 'Objective' information into the document. As they do this, information from Monster resume experts will be available to provide detailed advice on how to create the most effective description of their objective for the type of position they seek..."

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