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So SO has an API for most of the site(questions, members, etc.), but I was unable to find any information on an public API for the Careers site. Does one exist? If not, is there any plans for one?

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For jobs, our “API” is the RSS feed. You can get a feed of any search of jobs, look for the RSS icon in the search form in the right-hand sidebar, eg here.

We also have an API for employers to post jobs.

What use cases are you hoping for in an API for Careers?

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I am writing an API library that gets job postings for a number of websites that have public APIs. I've done a number of sites, and decided to look at SO. In the end, I am simply looking for a way to programmatically get a list of the jobs on the Careers site. This would include a list of the jobs using the search parameters, but also an API call to get the information on a specific job. Seems that the RSS feed can give me the jobs, but I don't really see a way to get the job information other than scraping the HTML from the page. –  Eclipsed4utoo Dec 11 '12 at 14:14
Looking at the API for employers, it would be great to be able to make an API call and get this back for an individual job. –  Eclipsed4utoo Dec 11 '12 at 14:16
But it seems that RSS only contains the most recently posted 25 jobs.It would be great if there's a way to get all the listings easily. (e.g. like Github Jobs API –  syg Nov 5 '13 at 21:57
Any progress with this? –  bebraw Dec 4 '13 at 10:41
Is there an API for resumes too? I'd love to be able to snag all the data in my resume and use it on my personal site. –  Jason Lydon Sep 9 '14 at 14:08
+1 for API for resumes. It is not easy to keep in synch: CV, linkedin, and careers profile. –  Skarab Nov 21 '14 at 18:07

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