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Re: Welcome & introductions

From: Andrew Cunsolo <acunsolo@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:08:39 +0000 (UTC)
To: public-talent-signal@w3.org, Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>
Message-ID: <1397581028.8814981.1553116119086@mail.yahoo.com>
Hello, AllMy name is Andrew Cunsolo and I am the elected President of the HR Open Standards Consortium. I also serve as the workgroup lead for the Recruiting Workgroup at HR Open Standards. My full time job is VP Product Management at Talemetry, a recruitment marketing company serving large enterprise with career sites, personalization, candidate application process, job distribution, candidate CRM and campaign management. I'm very excited to be a part of this workgroup to help promote the development and usage of standards in making the job data exchange and talent pipeline initiatives around the world more efficient (i.e. helping skills people find jobs and get into jobs that need their skills/experience faster).
I look forward to future discussions.
Best regards,Andrew.

Andrew Cunsolo
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    On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:04:37 a.m. EDT, Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk> wrote:  
 
  
Hello again. Thank you to those who have replied to this with an introduction. This is just a gentle reminder for those who maybe meant to get round to it later...
 
 On 01/03/2019 12:31, Phil Barker wrote:
  
 

Hello everybody and welcome to the Talent Marketplace Signaling W3C Community Group (let's call it TalentSignal for short). This is the public mailing list of the group. Messages here are visible to anyone whether or not they are a member of the group, so this is the best place for us to do our work in the open.
 
 
I am Phil Barker, and with backing from colleagues from the Job Data Exchange project (JDX) I proposed this community group. As this is a new group, I think that we should wait a short while longer before we start work in earnest so that more people can join the group. But there are a couple of things that I think might be useful to do while we are waiting.
 
 
I am going to assume that you have read the official description of the group and know roughly what you have joined up for, but let's get any queries about that sorted out before we start the work. If you have any questions about the purpose of this group please ask them here.
 
Also, it would be really useful to get some idea about who is in the group. The basic information of name and affiliation is recorded when you join, but I would be interested in a little more about what you hope this group will achieve for you.
 
I'll start.
 
Introduction.
 
 
I am an independent consultant in the area of technology enhanced learning and information systems for education. I am based in Scotland. I have worked on structured data to describe educational resources and outcomes for some years now, most lately the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative DCMI task group [LRMI], the Schema Course Extension community group [Course], and the Educational and Occupational Credentials community group [EOCred]. 
 
 
I am being paid by the US Chambers of Commerce Foundation to work on TalentSignal in order to widen the scope of what has been achieved through the JDX project. My big-picture hope for all the work in this area is that better expression of job requirements in the same framework as can be used to describe qualifications and educational courses will lead to better articulation of what is required and what is being provided, and to improvements in educational and occupational prospects for individuals.
 
I hope that this group will be able to further this work by providing guidance on how to use existing schema.org terms to describe JobPostings and by proposing small refinements (e.g. improved definitions) to existing relevant schema.org types where we identify that they are needed. Where improved signaling cannot otherwise be achieved we can suggest new properties for schema.org. Of course the final decision on whether anything we do is adopted by schema.org rests with the schema.org steering group.
 
Best regards, Phil Barker. <http://people.pjjk.net/phil>
 

 
 [TalentSignal] <https://www.w3.org/community/talent-signal/>
 [JDX] <https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/workforce-development/JDX>
 [LRMI] <http://lrmi.dublincore.org/>
 [Course] <https://www.w3.org/community/schema-course-extend/>
 [EOCred] <https://www.w3.org/community/eocred-schema/>
 
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Phil Barker. http://people.pjjk.net/phil
 CETIS LLP: a cooperative consultancy for innovation in education technology.
 PJJK Limited: technology to enhance learning; information systems for education.
 
CETIS is a co-operative limited liability partnership, registered in England number OC399090
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Phil Barker. http://people.pjjk.net/phil
 CETIS LLP: a cooperative consultancy for innovation in education technology.
 PJJK Limited: technology to enhance learning; information systems for education.
 
CETIS is a co-operative limited liability partnership, registered in England number OC399090
 PJJK Limited is registered in Scotland as a private limited company, number SC569282.
    
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