How to Extract Data from a Resume / CV with JavaScript?

How to Extract Data from a Resume / CV with JavaScript?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Eden AI Resume Parsing API in 5 minutes using JavaScript. Eden AI provides an easy and developer-friendly API that allows you to extract structured informations from resumes.

What is Resume Parsing? 

Resume parsing is a process that uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to automatically extract information from resumes and organize it into a structured format, such as a spreadsheet or custom software program. This technique is often used in the pre-qualification stage of hiring to efficiently identify top candidates. By analyzing and extracting data from resumes, parsing allows for more efficient and accurate organization of job applicant information.

If you want to learn more about what Resume Parsing can offer, check out our Top 10 Resume Parser APIs.

Getting Started with Resume Parsing API

The first step is to set Axios, a promise-based HTTP client for the browser and Node.js, that will allow you to call Eden AI API.

Next, you'll need to initialize the File System module in order to access local files on your computer.

Finally, you'll need to create your multipart/formdata parameters form:

How to use Resume Parsing API with JavaScript

You are now ready to process documents into Eden AI Resume Parsing API. You can process Resume Parsing in many languages and access the list of languages supported in our documentation here.

1. Get your Resume Parsing API Key on Eden AI

To perform Resume Parsing, you'll need to create an account on Eden AI for free. Then, you'll be able to get your API key directly from the homepage with free credits offered by Eden AI.

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2. Let’s Extract Informations from your Resumes

Now that you have initialized the required JavaScript modules and got your API key, you will be able to extract information from your resumes. With Eden AI, you can choose from a wide range of engines you want to use Resume Parsing. You can access Resume Parsing providers on our documentation here.

Here is the JavaScript code to add the formdata parameters values for your request:

As shown above, we called two different Resume Parsing engines. Once the parameters values are passed, you can configure your request:

Then, you just need to launch the request and print the result:

Here is an example of a Resume Parsing response:

Benefits of using Resume Parsing API with Eden AI

Using Resume Parsing with Eden AI API is quick and easy.

Multiple AIs in one API

Save time and cost

We offer a unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, with a quick switch between providers and an access to the specificic features of each provider

Easy to integrate

The JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI's standardisation work. The response elements are also standardised thanks to Eden AI's powerful matching algorithms.


With Eden AI you have the possibility to integrate a third party platform: we can quickly develop connectors. To go further and customize your Resume Parsing request with specific parameters, check out our documentation.

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