LinkedIn has a new resume feature

by K B , updated on January 3, 2011

LinkedIn meet the resume!

LinkedIn has a new resume feature, they call: LinkedIn meet the resume. You can instantly upload your LinkedIn profile to create a resume. It has some interesting features, including giving you the ability to share your resume on social media, create a pdf and email it to friends. You can also manage your privacy settings. That’s a big phew if you want to use this, but also want to keep your job search private.

Does the resume builder work?

Big points for trying at the LinkedIn Labs, but as you can see by the chunk from my resume, I’ve copied and pasted below, the result is a little awkward. Here’s a better view of the resume I created with my profile.

I get the  convenience, but unless I haven’t fiddled enough, I can’t adjust the spacing in my summary section. So my resume just looks a bit messy.

I’d also like the option to add bolding and bullet points, so I can emphasise certain points.

I’ll keep you posted on any updates. (Or even when my fiddling skills with this feature improve)

Here’s the Resume Builder in Action

LinkedIn Resume

K B

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim Brikman December 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

The Resume Builder supports Markdown syntax to help you format the summary section, including bold text and bullet points. You can read more about it on the Resume Builder blog: http://liresume.blogspot.com/2010/12/pro-tip-format-your-resume-using.html

karalyn December 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Thank you Jim, I will go and have a look at this. Karalyn

Shanmugam December 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

Tried resume builder.. Really cool feature, but doesn’t give an option to export the resume in a word format.. Only pdf format is available. It will be better if ‘export to word’ option is given

erik January 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

The resume builder is smart but comoto.com is better (also with LinkedIn import) as it give me a full CV – more than one CV option, privacy control and net profiles with a password – and I separate between relationship network and people whom I share my CV with Erik

Sara Kmiecik January 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

Thanks for the information – I will definitely be checking this out soon.

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