I was reading Scott Allen’s post at his blog LinkedIn Intelligence and came across a post from Dec. 30th. In this post he was discussing some of the features added in 2007 (See Full List) and noticed he mentioned a way to save a profile to a pdf. I’ve looked at 100’s of profiles and never once noticed the link at the top of the page next to the print icon.
July – Save to PDF
I’m not sure when LinkedIn actually introduced this, as it was never announced, but we’ll call it July, since I discovered it in early August I can’t find any earlier references. This is great for working offline or sending profiles to other people who may not be able to see the profile directly in LinkedIn. Invaluable for recruiters.
Just off the top of my head here are a several ways to use this:
1. Save the pdf and forward to introduce two of your connections.
2. Going on an appointment or job interview? Print the profile of the person you’re going to meet to review offline.
3. Include a pdf copy in outgoing emails (you can also include a link, but this lets the person you sent it to review your profile offline)
I’m sure there are many other ways to use this as well.
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