What would be a nicer developer experience is if the Autocomplete API for
showed results with values similar to the with the
output from the Job Title Enrichment API.
The way PDL normalizes job titles like "VP of IT" is not immediately clear when making a Person Search request.
Today, "vp of it" shows no results from autocomplete in the response (see photo). So the user has to know to type "vice president of it" to get a result to match the PDL dataset in the search request (see photo). Furthermore, "vice president of it" and "vice president of information technology" are two different titles with different counts.
This makes the UX clunky and requires developers to make multiple calls to multiple APIs to structure a complete search.
Created by Kade Beem
September 28, 2023