Resume

Create CV from your LinkedIn Profile

turn lyour inkedin into resume

Wouldn’t it be great if you can convert your LinkedIn Profile to CV in just few clicks. No need to type all the information again to create CV or resume.

This is a less known hack but very easy to do. I mean just a matter of few clicks.

For simplicity, I am breaking is down into 2 parts –

Part 1 – Saving your LinkedIn profile as PDF

  1. In any web browser, login to your LinkedIn account
  2. Navigate to your LinkedIn profile page. Example mine is – “https://www.linkedin.com/in/kunalsaxena/
  3. Click on “More” icon and then click on “Save to PDF”
  4. This will download your LinkedIn profile as PDF file
Save to PDF

And in one click you have export ready. Good to know that it works best with english characters.

This is how my LinkedIn Profile PDF looks like.

LinkedIn Profile PDF

Part 2 – Import that LinkedIn profile PDF to 1millionresume.com

  1. To convert profile to CV – signup on 1millionresume.com
  2. Upload PDF as CV on Import screen (check screenshot below)
  3. Choose Resume / CV template that you like
  4. Add up to date information in your CV using resume builder screen
  5. Download your CV

While this feels like additional step but it saves lot of time and you avoid the frustration of manually entering same data for your CV. Here is what to keep in mind

You need an Updated LinkedIn profile

It is better to make your LinkedIn profile up to date before exporting it to PDF. So add that latest Work Experience or correct dates/places. This gives you 2X advantage by updating LinkedIn profile and CV together.

Linkedin Profile export vs Resume/CV

A full LinkedIn profile is multiple pages long. This captures all the essential aspects of your public profile. It doen’t include your LinkedIn posts and activity information.

This is not optimized to be your default CV or resume. Also, this uses 2 column layout so not expected to work best with old ATS systems. But worrry not, just import your PDF via 1millionresume import screen and within minutes, you will have your CV ready.

Advantage of Importing LinkedIn Profile

This method is not well known but few clicks here, saved your time and energy. Not adding same data again for CV saves your 10-15 minutes. 1millionresume will read all the required data from profile PDF and pre-fill into your next resume or CV.

All you need to do now is choose your CV template and add any information not captured by your profile. 1Millionresume Pro will also give you warnings for missing data and recommendations to create a strong resume.

🤝 Thank You.

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