I am creating a job board similar to Upwork (or Zeroqodes Upwork clone). I want to give each user the ability to upload multiple resumes and multiple cover letters for jobs they apply for. The easiest way of doing this is going to be 1 row for each document and 3 columns - User, Document, DocumentType - where DocumentType is either ‘resume’ or ‘cover letter’.
However, I’m not sure if this is the best design… the other option is going to be something a bit more complex… where each user has a “list” of both resumes and cover letters
User | Resume | CoverLetter
[email protected] | “resume.pdf”, “res2.pdf” | “coverletter.pdf”, “coverltr.pdf”
I think if the issue were this basic, I would want to go with Option 2. The issue is that I also want to inclue “metadata” about each document - meaning the date it was created… so I’m not sure if I can handle this kind of requirement with the Option 2 model… can anyone offer any guidance on the best data design decision?