How to Print a LinkedIn Profile as a Resume is by far my most popular post (I guess that title is pretty good link-bait! ;-) ). As such, I have decided to give the topic a little more love lately.
The above post, my initial venture, offered a Bookmarklet, which users could drag-and-drop into their browser chrome. I also offered via GitHub for anyone that wanted to manually add it to their Bookmarks.
That version was good, and did its job, but some users found it a little difficult to install and the code soon got outdated as LinkedIn updated their Profile page layout.
Then, thanks to some gentle prodding in that original post’s comments, I finally updated the code, but left it as a Bookmarklet and on GitHub.
Well, I’ve finally gotten off my tail and decided to convert this to a Chrome Extension!
The new Extension can be found on GitHub too, including instructions on how to install it in your Chrome browser as an Unpacked Extension, OR you can also find it in the Chrome Web Store (my first Chrome Extension! :-) ).
- Install the Extension, either as an Unpacked Extension or via the Chrome Web Store (links above)
- Go to your LinkedIn Profile page, which should look something like this:
- Click the “View profile as”, as illustrated above.
- When that page loads, you should have a new icon in the Omnibox (Chrome’s address bar), like this:
- Click that icon.
- Your Profile page should automagically transform into something simply gorgeous, and totally printable, like this:
But hopefully not with my name and photo…
Would love to hear what you think, if you find it useful, or not, certainly any bugs or feature requests. If this continues to gain traction, I will add functionality. I’m even thinking about looking into creating a Firefox Add-on, and, does IE offer the same functionality? Either way, if anyone is interested in either of those options, please let me know.