Saving a candidate profile as a PDF on LinkedIn

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Permissions • Manage profiles and view associated postings
Packages Lever Basic, LeverTRM, LeverTRM for Enterprise

LinkedIn provides the ability to download a candidate's profile as a PDF. You can then upload this profile as a resume when creating a new candidate or opportunity in Lever. Using these functionalities together can help save you time when sourcing candidates.

Saving a candidate profile as a PDF on LinkedIn

From a candidate's LinkedIn profile, click the More button beneath their name and select the Save to PDF option in the menu that appears.

LinkedIn profile with More menu expanded and Save to PDF option highlighted on hover.

The downloaded file will be formatted as a resume.

An example of an exported LinkedIn profile.


As of February 28 2022, LinkedIn introduced a new limit whereby users can export a maximum of 200 profiles per month. Those with a LinkedIn Recruiter seat can export a maximum of 400 profiles under this new limit.

Uploading a LinkedIn profile as a resume in Lever

When adding a candidate or creating a new opportunity for a candidate that already exists in your LeverTRM environment, you can attach their exported LinkedIn profile as a resume. The information on the exported profile will populate in the corresponding fields on the candidate and opportunity profile in Lever, just as they would if you had attached a resume.

Uploading a LinkedIn profile for a manually added candidate

If you are creating a new candidate or opportunity manually, simply drag-and-drop the exported LinkedIn profile into the profile editor in Lever. Alternatively, click the + Add resume button and select the file from your device.

Live image of an exported profile being dragged into the candidate profile editor in Lever.

Uploading a LinkedIn profile when submitting a referral

When submitting a referral, you can attach a candidate's exported LinkedIn profile the same way that you would a resume. Simply click the Attach Resume button at the top of the referral form and select the exported profile from your device.

Close-up of referral form with arrow pointing to Attach Resume button.

Uploading a LinkedIn profile via the Chrome extension

If you are using Lever's Chrome extension when sourcing candidates on LinkedIn, simply open the extension and drag in the exported LinkedIn profile.

Live image of a LinkedIn profile with the Lever Chrome extension expanded to the right. The profile is exported and then dragged into the Chrome extension where the candidate's information populates automatically.

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