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Can we see what a potential employer would see when they click on our CV? Specifically, how all of the information is displayed? If they're being shown information from our Stack Overflow profile, it's in our interest to know what they see.

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+1. Also, I'd like the option to replace everything they see with a picture of a giant laser for the next 20 minutes, even if they leave the website or, say, go to the washroom. A direct-to-brain interface would really help here. I want to be able to leave a lasting impression of my talents. I think we all do. –  XMLbog Oct 8 '09 at 13:14

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Agreed entirely.

If I'm going to pay for this service, I want to see exactly what the potential employer can see.

I like that we can see exactly how our CV looks in the search results - but is there anything else a potential employer can see? For example - a break down of my answers, upvotes, downvotes in my Favorite Tags, etc.

Excellent feature request.

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The impression I got at Dev Days Boston, when Joel explained it, was that they wouldn't see Stack Overflow stuff on your CV page, but would have a link to your Stack Overflow profile page. For you, they would be brought here.

I'm not sure how accurate this is.

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Ah. I didn't see that answer. But it makes sense. –  Thomas Owens Oct 8 '09 at 13:29

Uh, there's a tab next to Edit called View CV. It renders all the information with StackOverflow styling.

And at the top, on the right, it lists "Stack Overflow Account" and then your SO Badge.

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Yes this already exists! –  Jeff Atwood Oct 8 '09 at 17:38
    
And this is exactly what potential employers would see? –  Matthew Jones Oct 8 '09 at 17:42
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yep. Same control, exactly. –  Jeff Atwood Oct 8 '09 at 18:29
    
And Jeff says just above here that the View CV is exactly what your looking for. –  seanmonstar Oct 8 '09 at 21:26
    
@seanmonstar : It is indeed my fault for not being 'clear' about my question; but see the new question for what I was driving at. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25201/… –  George Stocker Oct 8 '09 at 21:31

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