Resume max file size


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April 16, 2020 16:29


When creating new resumes, I’m getting a 413 error response. This isn’t listed as a possible response in the documentation, but I assumer its because the POST body is too large.

What is the max size? I’m getting the error with 1.5mb resumes, which seems like a pretty low threshold since most of the resumes I have are at least that large.

I’ve also noticed that you have an “Attachment Uploader” at:

Is that uploader documented anywhere? It allows the larger files to be uploaded.



April 16, 2020 18:03


Hello itised,
Are you able to upload smaller files? If so can you please email me the request/payload at jarrid (at) mainsequence (dot) net?

The file upload you linked is from our online job board/web extensions. I’d have to check with our web developers on whether or not its possible to implement that without full integrating the job board itself.


April 16, 2020 18:51


Hi Jarrid,

While creating the test files to send you I realized the 413 response was actually coming from a proxy server.

But while I have the issue open, could you let me know what the max POST body and resume sizes are? I’d prefer to let a user know when they select the file, instead of waiting for the upload to fail.


April 16, 2020 19:48


Hi, I’m not sure off the top of my head but I found this doing I search… I believe the maximum file size is either 5MB or 10MB:

Are you calling the API using JavaScript/Browser or on some server side code?

If you are using the GET method, you are limited to a maximum of 2,048 characters, minus the number of characters in the actual path.

The server side code would depend on what our web server is configured to support which I do not know off hand but can inquire if you need to know.

The POST is going to be reserved for the Creates when we get them implemented so I would not use that.


April 17, 2020 17:55


I did see this post before, and our request is a POST made from a server. I’ll just go with the 5MB limit, since that seems pretty large for a resume anyway.

Thanks for all the help

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