Custom CV export

Welcome to our improved CV export page! We've created some cool new features to give you lots more flexibility in the CVs you export to send to your clients:

  • Multiple themes!
  • New variables - add any custom headers you want, linked directly to custom fields on the candidate's profile page. Plus, support for videos, social network links, and avatars!
  • Variable logic - you can decide to show certain fragments of the CV depending if a specific variable has any value. In other words, if nothing is in the field, it won't populate that field in the CV. e.g. if you specify you want to include the candidate's linkedin profile, this section will be omitted if it doesn't exist on their idibu profile page. 

So, how do you benefit from these changes and build your custom branded CVs? First, you need to start by building a template in a word document. Here you can find our default one. That will be word document which includes your preferred layout, branding and custom variables (variables represent information stored inside candidate's profile). 

You can use the following options as examples and don't worry, we'll show you how exactly to set these up further down!

$NAME$

So putting $NAME$ inside your template will print out:

Bender Rodriquez

And same for other variables:

$PROFILE-AVATAR$

$PERSONAL-INFO$

$SUMMARY$

$KEY-SKILLS$

$WORK-HISTORY$

$EDUCATION$

$FACEBOOK$

$LINKEDIN$

$TWITTER$

$VIDEO-MEDIA$ - you will need to select one video while performing the export.

and also some core data from the main profile's page:

$EMAIL$
$TELEPHONE$
$MOBILE$

You need more?! We've got that covered! On the Client CV creator setting page, where you  upload your templates, you can specify any custom variables!

So, as promised, this is how you create a custom variable, you'll need to fill out the following fields:

Label - so you and your colleagues know what the variable is!

Template variable - A unique string that you will use in your template. It needs to be capitals. It also needs to start and finish with a dollar sign, i.e.: $CUSTOMVAR1$

Field type - Either text field or area, both will do just fine! This how the field will appear in your CV preview tab. You can also use this drop-down to remove an existing custom variable.

Auto populate with - Select data that you;d like your variable populated with. You can use candidate custom fields or some preset we have prepared based on what we can extract from a CV.

One more thing! You may choose to have fragments on your template that appear only if a certain variable contain any value. To do that open the conditional fragment with phrase:

$BLOCK_ VARIABLE_NAME$

i.e. for twitter link it will be:

$BLOCK_ TWITTER$

then you can put the text that appears if the variable has value, i.e.:

$BLOCK_ TWITTER$
Candidate's twitter link: $TWITTER$

you will also need to indicate where the conditional fragment ends with another $BLOCK_ VARIABLE_NAME$ fragment, so the full, correct block for twitter should look like this:

$BLOCK_ TWITTER$
Candidate's twitter link: $TWITTER$
$BLOCK_ TWITTER$

SO.. Just to stress, if you had a simple template that looks like this:

Candidates name: $NAME$

$BLOCK_ TWITTER$
Candidate's twitter link: $TWITTER$
$BLOCK_ TWITTER$

Candidates mobile number: $MOBILE$

then if candidate had his twitter link in his profile, the exported text would look like:

Candidates name: Bender Rodriguez 

Candidate's twitter link: http://www.twitter.com/bender_the_bender_bot

Candidates mobile number: +44 987654321

and if the twitter link was missing, then the text would simply look like this:

Candidates name: Bender Rodriguez 

Candidates mobile number: +44 987654321


Now you should have all tools needed to create your perfect template. Once you do that, you can easily upload it:

You can later review, update and remove the templates on that same page.

Now, the boring setup part was done, you can finally export your branded CV! You can do that from the candidate's CV preview tab! Don't forget to select video if you want to use that and choose the right template.

So... Happy exporting! And razzle-dazzle your clients with branded CVs!

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