Skill Enrichment API

Retrieve up-to-date information on a skill through a one-to-one match


The Skill Enrichment API lets you enrich data on a skill by performing a one-to-one match of this skill with those included in our Skill Dataset. Once matched, you can search for profiles with less context. For example, instead of explicitly searching for "engineers who know spark, mapreduce or hadoop" you can search for "engineers who know spark or have similar skills."

Note: Our current Skill Dataset only contains skills seen at least 250 times across our global resume data.


Expected Usage

This API functions primarily as a support for our Person Search API. Once you enhance a skill, you can use the returned information in your Person Search query to find better matches in our Person Dataset.

We expect the flow for using the Skill Enrichment and Person Search APIs to broadly follow one of the two patterns shown in the diagrams below:


Flow 1: Using the Skill Enrichment API to search for people with similar skills.


Flow 2: Using the Skill Enrichment API to search for people with job titles relevant to the skill.

What's Next

Please check out the following pages for more information on the Skill Enrichment API:

QuickstartA quick hands-on introduction to the API with simple code examples.
ReferenceDetailed descriptions of the technical specifications and usage constraints.
Input ParametersIn-depth explanations of the input parameters thaat the API supports.
Output ResponseIn-depth explanations of the output response object that the API returns.
ExamplesA collection of functional code examples and walkthroughs that illustrate various use cases and applications of the API.