>No. The information on your LinkedIn profile never leaves LinkedIn - except for your email address, which I am saving to use with some features in the future. I won't sell it, and I won't annoy you with pointless emails.
I think it's important to state this on the front page, particularly by the "No strings attached" section. Many would consider collecting their email an "attached string".
Otherwise, I think this is great -- looking forward to more updates!
When I initially put the home page up, I wasn't collecting anything.
But I also don't want to just slap something on the home page saying that I collect emails - there's not really any place for it to fit in the design.
I do have it clearly on the TOS and FAQ pages though. I changed the wording on the homepage so people wouldn't think I'm not collecting anything.
Its a solution looking for a problem.
A lot of these comments seem pretty dubious too.
They supposedly have 128 m accounts in the US, and there are circa 150 m total people employed here. Even assuming account inflation, I'm sure the majority of professionals have accounts. Certainly when I'm screening resumes, it's very rare for a person not to be on LinkedIn. They've been going since 2002 and are a profitable business that sold for $26 bn. This should be a sign to you that even if it's not your thing, somebody's getting value.
Paper resumes were a giant pain in the ass. LinkedIn is a pretty obvious solution to the problems with paper resumes, including that they are hard to write, a pain to update, hard to format, impossible to search, and impossible to use in aggregate. This is obviously great for people hiring, but also great for those seeking employment. During a job search, LinkedIn lets you ask questions like, "Who do I know who works at company X? Who do I know who can introduce me to somebody at company X? Who used to work at Company X so I can get the unvarnished truth about what it's like to work there?" Try that with paper resumes.
TL;DR: People use it because it makes finding jobs and/or employees easier than what went before it. Lots of people.
I however, have been grandfathered in to the original price and keep all the original feature set. However, if I quit or cancel my subscription or there is a lapse in payment I lose this benefit forever.
It's scummy as fuck. Designed purposely so I never let go.
If you cancel you're not an active user anymore :)
The most important part of my resume is the top third of the first page that lists skills, technologies, and finance specific information that allow a recruiter or target person to easily see I do and get a feeling for my career path without having to go into the job specific details yet. I don't really see a way to do something like that.
The idea behind it is that platforms should provide you with an option to export your data so that you could easily import it to a competing service if you have a desire to do so.
With that said, I signed into my LinkedIn account for the first time in about a year and saw the option to download my data already in my account settings: https://i.imgur.com/bOLqwoJ.png
It's a shame that LinkedIn/Viadeo don't have builtin import/export to this format.
The new regulation updates that existing right to specify that the data should be provided in a "structured, commonly used and machine-readable format".
People in, say, finance would love to have an easy tool that generates a resume that looks like a banking resume. Your fancy templates are worthless to them - they do not conform to industry standard. I'm sure a lot of other professions have the same culture and you should do some research in this direction.
Otherwise, great product! Wish you best of luck.
I just started sharing this around publicly today. I haven't been working on it for long, and just finished working out some major bugs on it last night. I wanted to know if this was something people liked and would use before spending a ton of time making themes.
The themes I have now are basically just general themes with no specific profession/purpose in mind. But yeah, I'll definitely be adding more themes in the coming days, some of which will be tailored to different professions.
Having the export in latex would be great, my cv is a subset of my linkedin profile, it would be fast to comment out unnecessary sections and re-render the pdf.
Now if we can only get rid of the 'fill your resume via our outdated ill-designed online form' anti-pattern that's still common in many industries...
But I agree!
EDIT: Found this on the user agreement
k. Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology or manual work) to scrape the Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Services;
Do you have any future plans to allow customizable resume templates?
But I've done something similar in the past. I made the site ineedaresu.me, and have since made a few custom resume generators for different schools and organizations, styled how they like it, with custom fields, etc.
As a consultant I'd love to have an easy customized theme, where I can pick a font, colors and upload logo. Would probably pay one time fee to get started and maybe a small fee to update an existing with new info? Or a fee per sent resume? The time this would save would be so worth it.
PS. Love the design. DS.
This extension is basically the start of a recreation of ineedaresu.me. I'll be working on a full resume generator next that doesn't rely on LinkedIn.
In the past I’ve used high dpi screenshots and way too much time in photoshop to edit my LinkedIn page into a printable format that feels just like LinkedIn but doesn’t have all the extraneous crap around it you get on an actual printout.
People have responded super well to that approach when I’ve handed it out in meetings. All the LinkedIn chrome makes it feel very easy and familiar and authoritatively correct to them.
Any chance you could do a theme that’s as close to pure LinkedIn as possible? I basically want the print template that LinkedIn’s site should have rather than the one it does have.
Still, the geek in me is a bit unhappy. LinkedIn will change their HTML structure in the future, so this software will break. Fixing it is easy---if you have the source code and access to the server. I tend to pick systems that I think might work for a long time, so this is not optimal.
Other than that, I personally wouldn't like to use LinkedIn as my priamry data repository. They're a company and not even the most friendly company at that, so who knows what will happen in five years.
clean.js:53 No Volunteering
clean.js:65 No Languages
clean.js:111 Removing last job.
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All in all, good work, will definitely use this once I apply for a job!
How many jobs do you have on your profile? Is it only not showing the first (newest/current) job? Or is it not showing your first job as in first on your profile (oldest)?
When it loads, it places everything onto the resume, then checks the height to make sure it'll fit on a single page, and if it doesn't fit, it removes items until it does fit.
So it looks to me like it removed your oldest job on your profile to get it to fit. I'm planning on making it more customizable - let people choose which items to remove to make it fit.
But also yes! I too have a bunch of projects I usually include on my resume, so I will definitely work on grabbing projects and getting them onto the resume.
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It looks like it's trying to read that and can't find it.
I'll have to fix that.
As a general feedback: I'm a bit cautious about using third party Chrome extensions. I'm more OK with giving auth to my LinkedIn account. Maybe a server side option with headless chrome would be a good addition.
I know many extensions have full access to any site you visit, but I specified LinkedIn for mine, so when you install it, you are warned that it can access all your data on LinkedIn, but no other sites.
On Chrome extensions, minor bugs (or minor bugs in the libraries you depend on) might end up having far worse consequences. Read/write access to only linkedin.com can still leak a decent amount of unwanted information in case there's an exploit.
I don't use any external libraries, I wrote all of the code in the extension, and the only external requests made outside of the extension are to Google Fonts, so I wonder if it'd be possible to infect this extension.
edit: tried your extension out and I really liked it! thanks for sharing
There's a nice polyfill by Mozilla so you can use their promise interface in Chrome but it was missing some important apis last I checked (sessions and optional permissions). https://github.com/mozilla/webextension-polyfill
Only one problem... It only seems to be able to grab my most recent 2 job experience items?
I would very much like the ability to configure it so that I could tell it what parts of my LinkedIn profile I wanted it to include instead of just automatically cherry-picking parts of it.
So right now it's grabbing your entire profile, but then it deletes the oldest entries to get everything to fit on one page.
I'm planning on making it so you can pick and choose what goes on it instead of it doing it automatically.
I (used to at least) let me import data from LinkedIn and use it to create a custom cv.
Let me ask, aren't you afraid of this: If you get big enough, Linkedin will fiddle with their HTML and your app won't work anymore, right?
So to get the person's name, it just looks for h1.pv-top-card-section__name and grabs that.
As long as what I need is available and visible on the page, I should be able to grab it.
The next thing I'm working on is something similar to ineedaresu.me (a project I made a few years ago) - but with a ton of improvements and better themes and customization options. It'll work the same as this extension, but it won't rely on LinkedIn - you'll have to enter the content yourself.
.doc/.docx are mandatory for me to look at any resume generator.
Just saying. Some people are fine with this. I personally don't trust any recruiter that won't happily accept a PDF or at least tell me why they want the resume changed.
But good idea to let people know. I'll add it to the landing page.
But .odt is much easier.
I was having trouble pulling the projects from the profiles, so I pushed it to the side while I got everything else working. Now I'm going to focus on getting projects in, as well as a few new themes
But these days, if someone needs my resume, I send them to my LinkedIn page. If they say they need something else, I do File->Print to PDF on my LinkedIn page. It that's not good enough, I probably don't want to do business with them or work with them.
Check them out here: www.hiprez.com
Not quite professional.