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Three applications later and I just noticed that the resume PDF being created automagically contains older information, almost all of which I have since vastly revised, and does not contain any of the new information I had recently uploaded. I updated almost everything a couple weeks ago and while I can see it on my public profile, whether or not I am signed in, but not when actually applying for a job.

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This is currently by-design. You need to go to your profile and generate a new PDF (or do it as part of the application process) and then that will be used for all future applications.

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Maybe the design is due for an update or I'm just thick, but when I update my profile, there is nothing to show I need to create a new PDF to use a default. Also, there is nothing in the PDF preview that explains that PDF will be the default for applications. I eventually used a resume of my own creation, but now I see that is being used as the default resume as opposed to the one generated by your site. While not unwanted in this case, it is unexpected since you generating a PDF was the original default. –  Philip Regan Jul 18 '12 at 14:46
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I'm not familiar with the application process, but is there any way to warn the applicant in that workflow that "We noticed that you've updated your profile recently. Consider recreating your resume PDF before applying."? –  Tim Stone Jul 18 '12 at 14:48
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-1 Ouch, bad design. –  user7116 Jul 18 '12 at 14:49
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@Philip The application process defaults to the last resume you applied with. It's just a convenience, so you don't have to keep re-uploading the same resume. –  David Fullerton Jul 18 '12 at 15:07
    
@DavidFullerton: Again, there is nothing stating that the PDF I am uploading is going to be used as the default from that point forward. All of this is unexpected if only because I had no expectations given there is little or no documentation from what I can see. When I press a button, I should know what, exactly, are the results of my pressing that button. –  Philip Regan Jul 18 '12 at 15:56
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@Philip we're looking at how to make this clearer –  David Fullerton Jul 18 '12 at 16:15
    
@DavidFullerton: Excellent. Thank you for your attention on this matter! –  Philip Regan Jul 18 '12 at 16:25
    
@DavidFullerton Just showing the timestamp would be rather helpful. I almost unwittingly applied to something with a 'stale' copy, fortunately I checked. It would also help when we make minor changes to tailor the PDF to a specific job (though, I'm not sure if many use it like that). –  Tim Post Jan 5 '13 at 3:22

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