How to Save LinkedIn Profile as PDF

How to Save Your LinkedIn Profile as a PDF File Before You Change It

Have you ever wished you could remember the words you used in an old version of your LinkedIn profile?

Like when you realize an earlier iteration described your accomplishments better? Or had better SEO?

If you save your LinkedIn profile to a .pdf file before you change it, then you don’t have to remember anything. 

The Client Email That Makes Me Suggest You Save Your LinkedIn Profile

I ask this question because of this email (more or less) that I received from one of my clients last night:

 

 

This client is a consultant who has been evolving his business model and tweaking his LinkedIn profile to reflect the changes — but not saving each version of his profile along the way.

How To Save Your LinkedIn Profile as a PDF

It couldn’t be easier to save your LinkedIn Profile. As shown below:

    1. Click the “…” to the right of your profile photo.
    2. Click “Save to PDF.”

How to Name Your PDF Files

LinkedIn then downloads you a .pdf file in a nanosecond. The filename is your LinkedIn name. I like to rename my files like this: LinkedIn Profile 06.17.15.

This name makes the files simple to find and lets me search for old versions by approximate date.

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I’d love to hear how you name your files in the Comments section below.

Why Save Your LinkedIn Profile?

If you save a copy of each version of your LinkedIn profile, then you never have to reinvent the wheel if you want to restore all or part of an earlier version.

Our careers shift. Sometimes we head in old directions. When we do, it’s good to be able to go to an old file. Make saving your current profile the first step you take on every update.

Beyond that, each version of your profile documents your career. They’re history. Some day your biographer or your kids might find them priceless.

Let’s Connect on LinkedIn

Please don’t hesitate to invite me to connect on LinkedIn here. The more I know about my readers, the better I can make my blog.

I write executive resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Save time. Get hired. Email me at donnasvei@gmail.com for more information.

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Updated June 2017

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  1. For ease of sorting, I’ve been naming files for years now by keeping the same root name and adding the date in a yyyymmdd format. That keeps all versions of the file together and in an easy to see timeline.

  2. Thanks for all of this great information! Definitely something to keep tabs on and share with undergraduate professionals that are actively editing and looking after their profiles online!

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