Has anybody thought about/seen the ability to export your careers.stackoverflow.com CV to a PDF (or Word, or OpenDocument, etc.)?
Seems like it would be a really nice feature to offer so that we have a common format for our CVs.
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I used to maintain my CV in RTF, DOC and HTML....
After years of exporting and uploading my CV in multiple formats I gave up and now just maintain it in the only format recruiters, employers and clients ever ask for - Word Format.
I'd like to make careers.stackoverflow.com the only place I need to edit to update my CV - and have it instantly updated on the web, available in the stack overflow search and downloadable as a word document.
You can convert SO resume to PDF/DOC/HTML using this site: http://lab.madgex.com/hresume/
Careers public CVs are marked-up using the hResume microformat. This support has improved considerably recently.
As Ivo points out, Madgex's hResume converter will give you a PDF or Word version. I can't imagine you'd want to distribute a CV with such plain formatting, but it could serve as a starting point.
Careers also has a print style sheet defined, so you can generate a quick B&W* copy of your CV by just printing to PDF (or XPS, whatever floats your boat).
*This stylesheet also removes things like navigation links, the SO Careers logo, and underlining on links. Under IE it also tries to place page breaks in intelligent places.
It would also be nice to be able to export as a (gasp) plain-text version. A lot of these companies make me paste my resume into a little text box (even when they want to interview/hire me - just so it's "in their system") and I always have to manually format the darn thing!
I can see the export feature now: "Please enter how many columns wide the textbox is along with its maximum character limit."
I usually open the URL from Libreoffice (OpenOffice) Writer. Then it gets imported. After that you can make edits.
So the steps are:
Get Libreoffice writer (it's open source) and open the Careers URL in it. When it asks for a file name, paste the https url and press enter.
Libreoffice will import the page. At this moment I see it imports 2 formats. One is rich text, the other is plain. Both formats are imported one after the other. You have to remove the first one. The plain format is more suitable for Word.
Now you can edit, save, print, convert. Do whatever you wish.