Given that my Linked Profile already has a list of jobs, dates etc. I would like to be able to start my careers CV by importing from my Linked Profile.
I concur - maintaining yet another source to be as up-to-date as the other is (I think) going to be a pain.
I already maintain: LinkedIn, resume file (doc & pdf), plus whatever various companies require if/when I apply there (though why they all don't support importing from LinkedIn or a pdf/rtf/txt format resume, I do not know).
I also concur.
BTW: Public profiles on LinkedIn are published marked-up in hResume. So there are already tools out there to parse this data.
I got to this question exactly because I wanted to link my linkedin profile to CV.
LinkedIn is great for networking - which is by far the most effective way to land a job (you come recommended, you have their attention!). SO is great for showcasing your knowledge.
I don't want to maintain 4 different resumes (Linkedin, my favorite; Monster, losing relevance every day, but still a source of leads; resume file, because I still get - I have no freaking idea - requests for paper resumes if I just point people to an online source; and SO CV).
It would be ideal if CV would require a summary from the user and link to my LinkedIn profile and my SO track record.
If you are interested in exporting you cv resume data from linkedin I have written a web service to do so take a look at