Alex Muse et al have announced the availability of the hResume plugin for WordPress. This plugin will essentially allow you to publish your resume on your own blog using semantic microformatted content so that search engines (like Technorati and eventually other sites like Emurse) can index and offer your resume as a result.
Why is this better than going to Monster.com and others? Well, for one thing, you’re always in charge of your data, so instead of having to fill out forms on 40,000 different sites, you maintain your resume on your site and you update it once and then ping others to let them know that you’ve updated your resume. And, when people discover your resume, they come to you in a context that represents you and lets you stand out rather than blending into a sea of homogeneous-looking documents.
Finally, you’re free to share as much (or as little as you like) and if the data doesn’t fit in their predefined templates, you’ve got nothing to worry about because you’re in total control of your employed (or unemployed) destiny!
On the flip side, Emurse already outputs hResume so if you do want to use an external service to publish your resume (maybe you still don’t have a blog… heh) you feel free to do so. And yeah, it’ll look pretty darn good too.