Working with Files

I’m making a free cover letter website for everyone that was recently laid off or looking for work. Two reasons, might be helpful and I own the domain

I’d like to have users be able to upload their resume (any file). So far, I’m using a pdf plugin to send the pdf to a url and then another plugin to transform that url to text and update the RESUME input. It doesn’t seem like it is as easy with Microsoft word.

Is there a simpler way to do this?

Originally, I tried to scrape the job description from the URL but there is too much unnecessary info on a Job Description page that it just doesn’t work.

If anyone has any good resources I can look at I would really like that. Thanks!