Create a Real Résumé From Your LinkedIn Profile

For quite a while, LinkedIn users have had the option to print their profiles or convert them to PDF, allowing them to create quick and dirty résumés from their LinkedIn information. Unfortunately, that feature has never really been customizable, and really outputs an ugly document. Unfortunately, the only other option was to maintain two separate work histories; one on LinkedIn and another in a static document.

However, the folks over at LinkedIn Labs now offer a much better solution. With the LinkedIn Résumé Builder, you can use the information in your LinkedIn profile to build a professional-looking résumé. The résumé builder allows you to choose which sections of your LinkedIn profile are included in your résumé, currently offers approximately a dozen different templates from which to choose and allows you to save multiple résumé configurations. You can then print the résumé, save it as a PDF document, change privacy settings and even share the résumé on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more.

As an example, I’ve attached my old-style LinkedIn profile (left) and a sample résumé (right) from the LinkedIn Résumé Builder for you to compare.

A LinkedIn profile
Resume built with LinkedIn's Resume Builder

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