Using your Linked In Profile as your CV

 

I just started looking for work over the last couple of days and generally have been pointing people to my linked In profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ian-walker/4a/a74/255

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Nowadays, this pretty much represents my ‘up to date’ CV. 

Most people are happy to accept this but I had someone earlier today ask if he could get a more ‘conventional version’.

Here’s what I did:

1. Highlight which data you want to show on your CV:

First of all I logged into LinkedIn and went to my own profile page.  The meat of my content is in the left hand column, and so I highlighted all the information starting with ‘Background’

2. Do a ‘Print Preview’ to confirm you have the correct data:

Use the drop downs to preview just your selected text at 100%:

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You can also modify the headers and footers to include your contact information (or whatever you wish)

3. Print!

I have FoxIt installed so in this instance I chose to print to a PDF file that i could then send on via email, but you could just as easily send it to your printer.

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NB Here is the document that it created for me loaded back into the FoxIt viewer:

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NB This trick works best in Internet Explorer (I am using version 11)

You can download FoxIt for free here: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

I hope you find this useful, good luck with your job hunting (and yes, at the time of writing I am available for work myself!)