LinkedIn is a web site that lets you build your business contact network and put online a sort of resume that people can search. Here is mine.
Currently I’m looking for next occupation and I am evaluating some jobs. Observing the Italian IT landscape, the idea to go outside Italy is growing seriously. And it’s happened some weeks ago that, thru LinkedIn, a company from UK called me for a job in Switzerland. Nothing happened yet, but this proves that LinkedIn, somehow, works. Even if it’s not much spread, I think it could be very powerful as idea.

When writing a resume, I usually get a layout that I like from popular websites, make some changes and fill my data. Some years ago I used StepStone‘s layout and I made an XML+XSL to generate an HTML resume. It was just an exercise to learn some XSL and apply it in something useful.
Now I update my resume on LinkedIn quite frequently, because I like their idea. And I wrote a CSS that removes all unneeded stuff from LinkedIn layout (like banners, images, ads, etc) to generates a clean page that would fit for generating a professional resume. With a tool like Web Developer plugin for Firefox you can easily edit and replace the CSS for a website, and then you just have to print it out with a PDF writer like PDFCreator.

Here’s the CSS I use:

div#header, div.prostats,
div.cnxcount,
div.toptools, 
div.skip, 
h1, 
div.helper, 
div#sidebar-ad.sidebar,
div#foot>div.clearfix,
div#foot>p.sitemap,
div#copyright, p.seeall, 
table.prooverview,
div.reqcnt,
div.spacer,
img.vmid {
  display:none;
}

And a sample of generated linkedin resume, in pdf from my profile: LinkedIn Sample Printed Profile

I usually make some manual adjustment, but it’s quick enough. To apply those adjustments, just copy the html in ms-word or openoffice, then make your changes before printing to PDF.


3 Responses to “A CSS for LinkedIn: from profile to a printable resume”  

  1. 1 Luigi

    Yes. This was an old solution. Now linkedin provides the pdf export for the profile, without additional efforts.

  2. 2 Luigi

    Finally they made it: http://resume.linkedinlabs.com

  1. 1 The FindAJobAlready Blog


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