LinkedIn has created a tool for anyone who’s looking to create a resume.
But how do you know which resume to use?
We spoke to LinkedIn’s Product Manager, Matt Treglia, to find out.
“When you create a LinkedIn resume, you’re basically creating an online portfolio.
It’s a curated resume that you upload to LinkedIn, so that’s how we create the portfolio.
And then we’ll use that to create the resume itself,” he said.”
If you look at the LinkedIn resume as a whole, it’s sort of a curated catalog of skills that you’ve learned.
We want to build up your resume so that it’s a showcase of your expertise.”
So how does LinkedIn use that curated resume to build a resume?
“We take a snapshot of your LinkedIn profile and we create a profile profile for that specific person.
So we create this LinkedIn profile for this person, and we then take that profile and build up their resume,” he explained.”
We then make a list of their skills and we’ll work through the portfolio of skills and what they’ve learned, and then we will pull those skills and then use those skills to build their resume.”
When you browse LinkedIn’s search interface, you’ll see a list like this:The LinkedIn profile of an individual.
As you can see, you can filter on the skills you want to highlight, which are listed at the top of the list, and which are the most common.
For example, a resume that lists a range of languages is likely to focus on English and a range on business and technical skills.
“So if you have a job in the finance sector, you might have some English skills, and you might also have some technical skills, so you might create a different LinkedIn profile that focuses on finance,” he continued.
“And that’s what we do.
And we also create this resume for the person, so they can then make their own resume.”
LinkedIn has also developed an automated workflow for creating and editing LinkedIn profiles.
“So you go into your profile and click ‘edit profile’ and you then go into ‘profile templates’, which is basically what we use to build the LinkedIn profile itself,” Tregli said.
The profile template for an individual with a specific skill.
If you want a profile template that includes all of your skills, then you click ‘create a profile’.
The profile template will then be automatically updated and saved to your profile.
But there are some limitations to this feature.
“If you’ve never created a LinkedIn profile before, you don’t get the option to save it.
So if you don’ want to create that profile, then that’s going to be the case,” he admitted.”
You can also use a friend to create your profile, but that’s also going to require you to have a friend who already has a LinkedIn account.
So that’s not something that we’re going to do in the near future.”
So if LinkedIn is creating your LinkedIn resume in-house, then what happens if you want it to be available on other websites?
“The LinkedIn LinkedIn profile is the same for all of them, so we’ll be adding those sites to the LinkedIn site as well,” he concluded.
“We’ll be doing the same thing that we’ve been doing with the resume for our users, which is, we’ll put the LinkedIn LinkedIn resume on those sites as well.”
And if you’re looking for a LinkedIn mentor?
There are several LinkedIn mentors who can help you create and edit your LinkedIn profiles, including the same LinkedIn profile template.
But the biggest advantage of using LinkedIn for resume creation is that it’ll make it easier to find someone to work with.
“One of the things that we like to do, especially for the larger companies, is have an online presence,” Treslia explained.
“That means you can have an ‘office’ presence where you can do stuff online and not have to go to your local office.”
“If people have an issue, you’ve got that same offline presence that they have with the person.
That’s the LinkedIn way of working.””
We want to provide the best possible platform for people to connect with each other.
And that’s really what we want.”