What is it?

JSON Resume is a community driven open source initiative to create JSON-based standard for resumes.


We believe that the strengths of the JSON format makes it a good fit for resumes. It's lightweight, easy to use and it's perfect to build tools for!

We also feel that the JSON Schema is mature enough for writing usable semantics.

Open Source

The schema is open source and community-driven. We release everything we do under the MIT license.

version 0.0.0
  "basics": {
    "name": "John Doe",
    "label": "Programmer",
    "picture": "",
    "email": "john@gmail.com",
    "phone": "(912) 555-4321",
    "website": "http://johndoe.com",
    "summary": "A summary of John Doe...",
    "location": {
      "address": "2712 Broadway St",
      "postalCode": "CA 94115",
      "city": "San Francisco",
      "countryCode": "US",
      "region": "California"
    "profiles": [{
      "network": "Twitter",
      "username": "john",
      "url": "http://twitter.com/john"
  "work": [{
    "company": "Company",
    "position": "President",
    "website": "http://company.com",
    "startDate": "2013-01-01",
    "endDate": "2014-01-01",
    "summary": "Description...",
    "highlights": [
      "Started the company"
  "volunteer": [{
    "organization": "Organization",
    "position": "Volunteer",
    "website": "http://organization.com/",
    "startDate": "2012-01-01",
    "endDate": "2013-01-01",
    "summary": "Description...",
    "highlights": [
      "Awarded 'Volunteer of the Month'"
  "education": [{
    "institution": "University",
    "area": "Software Development",
    "studyType": "Bachelor",
    "startDate": "2011-01-01",
    "endDate": "2013-01-01",
    "gpa": "4.0",
    "courses": [
      "DB1101 - Basic SQL"
  "awards": [{
    "title": "Award",
    "date": "2014-11-01",
    "awarder": "Company",
    "summary": "There is no spoon."
  "publications": [{
    "name": "Publication",
    "publisher": "Company",
    "releaseDate": "2014-10-01",
    "website": "http://publication.com",
    "summary": "Description..."
  "skills": [{
    "name": "Web Development",
    "level": "Master",
    "keywords": [
  "languages": [{
    "language": "English",
    "fluency": "Native speaker"
  "interests": [{
    "name": "Wildlife",
    "keywords": [
  "references": [{
    "name": "Jane Doe",
    "reference": "Reference..."