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What is this?

Dynamic Resume Generator is a tool that I built out of frustration from applying for jobs. Some things that I've done that are super relevant to the job I am applying for right now will be completely irrelevant to the next job. Rather than manually recreating a new resume for every single job posting (and having to deal with the subsequent clutter), I put all of my experience, awards, projects etc. into a single JSON file and run a script to generate a topical resume. All I have to do is enable/disable the "include" flag on each item. Generated resumes are located in:

generated_applications > company name > job name

It isn't very fault tolerant and expects all top level arguments within demo.json or resume.json to be present, so keep that in mind if you are looking to remove anything from the JSON files. It's only a single file script, so if you want to modify any of it to suite your needs it should be fairly simple.

Requirements

It uses python-docx to create the files. To use this tool you must have Microsoft Office installed. All instances of Microsoft Word close when this application runs, so make sure you have saved any unsaved documents. As a result, this script only runs on Windows.

Example

resume example

Setup

This script uses Python 3.9.6. Make sure you have Microsoft Office Installed. Once cloned, enter this in a bash terminal:

python -m venv venv
source venv/Scripts/activate

Install requirements:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Run script:

python main.py

By default it generates a demo resume. To create your own, copy demo.json and rename it to resume.json. All you need to do from here is copy the format outline in the demo and you should be good to go!

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