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A simple resume parser used for extracting information from resumes

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A simple resume parser used for extracting information from resumes


  • Extract name
  • Extract email
  • Extract mobile numbers
  • Extract skills
  • Extract total experience
  • Extract education (not very accurate as of now)
  • Extract experience (not very accurate as of now)


  • You can install this package using
pip install pyresparser
  • For NLP operations we use spacy and nltk. Install them using below commands:
# spaCy
python -m spacy download en_core_web_sm

# nltk
python -m nltk.downloader words

Supported File Formats

  • PDF and DOCx files are supported on all Operating Systems
  • If you want to extract DOC files you can install textract for your OS (Linux, MacOS)
  • Note: You just have to install textract (and nothing else) and doc files will get parsed easily


For running the resume extractor you can also use the cli provided

usage: pyresparser [-h] [-f FILE] [-d DIRECTORY]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help                              show this help message and exit
  -f FILE, --file FILE                    resume file to be extracted
  -d DIRECTORY, --directory DIRECTORY     directory containing all the resumes to be extracted
  -r REMOTEFILE, --remotefile REMOTEFILE  remote path for resume file to be extracted

For extracting data from a single resume file, use

pyresparser -f <resume_file_path>

For extracting data from several resumes, place them in a directory and then execute

pyresparser -d <resume_directory_path>

For extracting data from remote resumes, execute

pyresparser -r <path_to_remote_resume_file>


  • If you are running the app on windows, then you can only extract .docs and .pdf files


The module would return a list of dictionary objects with result as follows:

        'college_name': ['Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Engineering'],
        'company_names': None,
        'degree': ['B.E. IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING'],
        'designation': ['Manager',
                        'TECHNICAL CONTENT WRITER',
                        'DATA ENGINEER'],
        'email': '',
        'mobile_number': '8087996634',
        'name': 'Omkar Pathak',
        'no_of_pages': 3,
        'skills': ['Operating systems',
        'total_experience': 1.83


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