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Photo: PK Studio (Shutterstock) There’s never a bad time to apply for a new job, but updating your resume can begin to feel like a big task (especially if you’re already overworked). If you’ve got a LinkedIn profile though, you can use what you’ve already written to build and customize a strategic resume, as well as speed up your application processes. LinkedIn has a built-in resume builder that uses the data on your profile to generate the ideal CV. The feature even suggests keywords to include based on the job you’re applying for. We’re going to tell you when you should and shouldn’t use LinkedIn’s resume builder, and how to make the most of it. When you should use LinkedIn resume builder If you already have a LinkedIn profile, a couple of quick updates are probably good enough to bring it up to date. You can add your current job position, responsibilities, and achievements to the profile, and then you’re ready to use the resume builder. If you feel you haven’t had the time to make a great resume, then you can use the information you already have on LinkedIn to generate one automatically. From that point, you only need to shorten it to fit it on one or two pages, and make sure that you’re using all the relevant keywords for the position you want. (Adding keywords is important because many firms use automated resume scanning software that outright rejects applications if it doesn’t detect certain words. LinkedIn’s […]