What is JSON Resume?

JSON Resume is a community driven open source initiative to create a JSON based standard for resumes. There is no reason why there can't be a common standard for writing a resume that can be extended with an ecosystem of open source tools. This project will attempt to:

  • Build a community open source movement where everyone can take advantage of the tools
  • Make themeing, exporting, storing and editing resumes super easy

We have researched the alternative standards, and they are a lot more mature but are lacking a modern and friendly ecosystem that empower individuals.

Our goal is to empower developers in every way possible, which means we will stick to a more casual development approach.

Join us on IRC: #jsonresume on Freenode

Why JSON?

The JSON Schema is now mature enough for writing usable schematics. YAML doesn't throughly offer schematic standards yet (though you can easily convert your resume between YAML and JSON anyway).

Versioning

We will generally do 2 year cycles of revisions to the specification. Though upon release the lifecycle will be short for 3 months whilst last minute revisions are made to the standard.

Open Source

Everything on the jsonresume.org domain name is opened source under a MIT license. This is meant to be a community effort to better the resume ecosystem.

Examples


We have built tools for you to initialize and publish your own JSON Resume:

Get Started!

Specification

The JSON Resume ecosystem only revolves around major version changes e.g. 0.0.0, 1.0.0, 2.0.0. The smaller changes will be implemented overtime but only major version changes will the ecosystem be expected to follow completely.

version 0.0.0
resume.json
{
  "basics": {
    "name": "",
    "label": "",
    "picture": "",
    "email": "",
    "phone": "",
    "website": "",
    "summary": "",
    "location": {
      "address": "",
      "postalCode": "",
      "city": "",
      "countryCode": "",
      "region": ""
    },
    "profiles": [{
      "network": "",
      "username": "",
      "url": ""
    }]
  },
  "work": [{
    "company": "",
    "position": "",
    "website": "",
    "startDate": "",
    "endDate": "",
    "summary": "",
    "highlights": [
		""
    ]
  }],
  "volunteer": [{
    "organization": "",
    "position": "",
    "website": "",
    "startDate": "",
    "endDate": "",
    "summary": "",
    "highlights": [
      ""
    ]
  }],
  "education": [{
    "institution": "",
    "area": "",
    "studyType": "",
    "startDate": "",
    "endDate": "",
    "gpa": "",
    "courses": [
      ""
    ]
  }],
  "awards": [{
    "title": "",
    "date": "",
    "awarder": "",
    "summary": ""
  }],
  "publications": [{
    "name": "",
    "publisher": "",
    "releaseDate": "",
    "website": "",
    "summary": ""
  }],
  "skills": [{
    "name": "",
    "level": "",
    "keywords": [
      ""
    ]
  }],
  "languages": [{
    "language": "",
    "fluency": ""
  }],
  "interests": [{
    "name": "",
    "keywords": [
      ""
    ]
  }],
  "references": [{
    "name": "",
    "reference": ""
  }]
}