Monday, March 21, 2011

Cutest Resume Ever?

I got a terrific email yesterday about the Resume Builder that I wanted to share:

Thought I’d share a fun story with you. My 10 year old's weekend homework: create a CV (resume). He updated his LinkedIn profile, went to Resume Builder, selected a format. Done. 
Thanks for building a cool product. 

A resume for a 10 year old? Yup. And it just might be the cutest resume ever:

Micah's Resume. Click to see the full size.

Three businesses started by the age of 10 and Karate skills? I'd hire this kid in a second.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Resume Builder featured on the LinkedIn Blog

Wondering what the Resume Builder is all about? Check out the Resumes and Hackdays post in the LinkedIn Blog to learn what the Resume Builder can do and how it was created.
Where is your resume?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New resume builder features: email address and outline mode

The Resume Builder just got a couple updates:

  1. Email address: you can now include your email address in the "contact" section of your resume. This means that just about all the contact details you could want - address, phone number, email address, and websites - can now be included in your resume. To protect your privacy, your email address is hidden by default, so you'll have to use the new "outline mode" to enable it.
  2. Outline mode: the menu bar now includes a new "outline mode" that can be used to organize your resume. You can now rearrange and show/hide not only entire sections (such as "experience", "summary" and "contact") but also individual subsections (such as a single job, skill, or piece of contact info). As mentioned above, the email address is hidden by default, so if you want to make it visible, go into outline mode, click the plus sign next to the contact section to expand it, and click the "x" next to email address to enable it.
The new outline mode

Try these new features out and let me know what you think!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Resume Builder in the (digital) news

Since its release on December 10, the Resume Builder has been featured in a number of blogs and articles. Lots of good feedback and lively discussion from all over the world:

Don't worry, we won't let popularity get in our way. New features baking in the oven:
  1. The ability to order and show/hide individual items within a section. You can already reorder and hide entire sections, such as all of "summary" or "experience", but with the next release you'll be able to do the same for a single job in "experience" or a single phone number or address in "contact".
  2. Email address. Complete contact information on a resume is important. The Resume Builder already allows you to include your address, phone number and websites, and soon you'll be able to add email address too!
  3. Embeddable resumes. Want to include your resume in your own website? Soon you'll be able to.
Got some feedback? Let me know on the Resume Builder IdeaScale page.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New features: certifications, publications, patents, languages, bug fixes and more

The Resume Builder just received a small update:
  1. New sections: certifications, publications, patents and languages. Fill these out in your profile and they'll automatically be added to your resume. 
  2. All dates will now show months in addition to years. If you change jobs or schools a lot, the dates on your resume should make a lot more sense now.
  3. Sections menu now auto-saves
  4. Several UI tweaks, including positioning of dates
  5. A number of bug fixes, including making Resume Builder a bit more robust & transparent in handling errors.  
Try it out and let me know what you think!

LinkedIn is experiencing technical difficulties

Update: looks like most of the issues were resolved. LinkedIn and the Resume Builder should be fully operational!

Last weekend, LinkedIn transitioned to a new data center and we are experiencing some intermittent issues as we iron out the kinks. You may see the following issues with the Resume Builder:
  • Attempting to view or edit a resume takes you to an error page. Please wait a few minutes and try again.
  • You updated your profile but aren't seeing the new data in your resume. Don't worry, your data will show up eventually, but there seems to be a 10-15 minute lag.
LinkedIn is working hard on resolving both of these issues. Thank you for your patience!