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Re: Digital Resume Format

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:01:56 -0800
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <8f718164-319d-5390-fe82-6982a5c5d9ba@sunshine.net>
On 12/3/16 4:09 AM, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> http signatures / credentials / verifiable claims, rdf, schemaorg,
> probably an array of other lod-cloud stuff...
>
> Some of the types of things that are known to relate to 'HR files' (or
> Resumes), whilst differing based on the industry in which they're
> used; include,
>
> IDENTITY
>
> BIRTH INFORMATION
>
> CITIZENSHIP
>  ....etc.

Wow, that's a comprehensive list — it's almost everything that anyone 
could ever know about anybody. :-)

Agreed that it would make an interesting domain for resumés.

And agreed that employers who would like to see a comprehensive and 
verifiable resumé might be a group that could become interested in 
Verifiable Claims, because such a complete resumé would be important 
in making effective hiring decisions.

And at a quick scan through, my guess, for what it's worth, is that 
probably all of it could be coded as part of Verifiable Claims, as 
long as there would be an Issuer available for all the parts.

But also: seeing the size of the list brings up the other side of the 
coin too: privacy. Especially the recent news that the Soviet Union is 
bringing in Chinese technology to create a 'safe' Internet, and of 
course combined with all the Snowden-related revelations about our own 
governments,— and not to forget the every-day tracking by Google, 
Facebook, and everybody else that amounts to outright stalking — I 
can't help realizing that we need an *iron-clad* ability to maintain 
privacy of this information.

Not the individual pieces — your past employers know how you worked 
there, the Birth Registry people know when you were born, the Tax 
people know how much tax you paid, your Facebook friends know what 
kind of a sh*t you are ;-); and so on. There's no getting around all 
those things.

But the honey-pot. The collection of all of it. The Resumé, especially 
if created to this depth of detail...is something that would be very 
attractive to those other people I mentioned.

Steven Rowat





> VISA INFORMATION
>
> TAX NUMBERS
>
> BANKING DETAILS
>
> EDUCATION
>
> QUALIFICATIONS
>
> LICENSES
>
> CLEARANCES
>
> ACCREDITATIONS
>
> HONOURS
>
> AWARDS
>
> LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES
>
> WORK HISTORY
>
> PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
>
> PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
>
> INVESTMENTS
>
> PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTRIBUTES
>
> MEDICAL TESTS
>
> BIOMETRIC RECORDS
>
> MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY
>
> DISABILITIES
>
> INSURANCES
>
> VEHICLE INFORMATION
>
> FAMILY INFORMATION
>
> NEXT OF KIN
>
> PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
>
> PATENTS & INVENTIONS
>
> PUBLICATIONS
>
> PROJECT INFORMATION
>
> REFERENCES
>
> SICKNESS RECORDS
>
> CRIMINAL RECORD
>
> COURT HISTORY
>
> SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYTICS
>
>
>
> This is only a small extract of a bigger document i'm still drafting
> in google docs.    I think it'll be most interesting to hear from
> experts in different fields about how the web is changing their
> business, the HR policies, education and training, insurance, workers
> unions, etc...  I imagine we may be able to have a conversation that
> brings many who wouldn't ordinarily be involved with W3C works
> together to talk about the requirements for our modernising economy.
>
> Still WIP.  (work in progress)
>
> Tim.H
>
>
> On Sat, 3 Dec 2016 at 15:39 Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com
> <mailto:brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Tim,
>
>     You got my mind going...
>
>     Are you starting with something like hResume? Perhaps with org and
>     FOAF? Is fine grained skills matching an eventual TODO?
>
>     http://microformats.org/wiki/hresume
>
>
>
>     Sent from my iPhone
>
>     On Dec 2, 2016, at 2:13 AM, Timothy Holborn
>     <timothy.holborn@gmail.com <mailto:timothy.holborn@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>>     I'm working on a conference concept for www2017[1] that is
>>     currently focused upon the development of engagement by way of
>>     considering the role of Linked-Data and Verifiable claims as
>>     they're asserted for a resume.
>>
>>     This in-turn is leading to more consideration about the future
>>     of a machine-readable resume both for getting the job you have
>>     in addition to being considered for the next job you might have
>>     - this this in-turn is indeed a simplification.
>>
>>     I started-out thinking about the implications of credentials
>>     simply within the domain of education; but expanded it to resume.
>>
>>     I believe this may be a topic that can be discussed over many
>>     session times, introducing an array of organisations who had
>>     never considered participating in W3C - to consider the merits
>>     of doing so,
>>
>>     and in-turn provide a little more context for those of us who
>>     have been working on the projects that are implicated in this
>>     type of concept (ie: digital resume format) and thereafter, i'm
>>     interested to know who might be interested in getting involved
>>     in drafting the documents with me.
>>
>>     Kind Regards,
>>
>>     Timothy Holborn.
>>     skype: sailing_digital
>>
>>
>>     [1] http://www.www2017.com.au/
>
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