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LinkedIn Labs creates all sorts of goodies, and I will be reviewing them over the coming weeks.  Today I am reviewing their Resume Builder, so put down that last Easter egg and have a play with this gadget.

What is LinkedIn’s Resume Builder?

In essence, if you have a decent LinkedIn profile, you can use this feature to create a CV.  This is LinkedIn’s intro:

Turn your LinkedIn Profile into a beautiful resume in seconds. No more messing around with multiple Word and PDF documents scattered all over the computer. Pick a resume template, customize the content, and print and share the result to your heart’s content.

Why do I like it?

It’s a great way of gathering your professional portfolio together and publishing it online.  eg. click here to have a look at mine.

(Recruiter tip: it’s a great way of helping a candidate with an out of date CV get back on the market quickly.)

What don’t I like about it?

A little restrictive in terms of formats and it can’t be edited unless you go back into your LinkedIn profile… but it’s cute all the same.

What do you need to do to use LinkedIn’s Resume Builder?

Go to the home page of Resume Builder and press the Sign In with LinkedIn’s button.  Then simply choose which template you want to use and how you want to share it.

Even though the world has gone online, we still expect CVs from job hunters, so this tool may help you find a job quicker, or market a candidate quicker.  Happy resume building.

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