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How to Put LinkedIn on a Resume: Quick Guide and Examples

How to Put LinkedIn on a Resume: Quick Guide and Examples

What should a link to your LinkedIn profile look like on a resume? And where to put it anyway? Read on to learn how to customize your LinkedIn URL, and where to display it.

Maciej Duszyński
Maciej Duszyński
Resume Expert at Zety

Will your chances of landing a job go up if you add LinkedIn to your resume?

 

Possibly.

 

But only if you display your LinkedIn URL just the way you should.

 

Not sure how to do this?

 

Don’t worry.

 

This article will show you:

  • Why including LinkedIn URL on your resume is a good idea.
  • How to personalize your public profile to make it stand out.
  • Where exactly to put the LinkedIn handle on your resume, and how to make it look good.

 

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Want to make your resume truly stand out from the crowd? Here’s a selection of our guides:

 

 

1

Should You Put LinkedIn on a Resume?

 

Putting LinkedIn on a resume is a good idea for several reasons:

 

First off—

 

A recent study says that up to 40% of employers may not consider interviewing you at all if they can’t find your LinkedIn profile.

 

So, don’t give them a reason not to want to meet you.

 

Second—

 

Your LinkedIn profile is a good way to complement your resume and offer extra details.

 

Finally—

 

Being present on LinkedIn has become a standard for serious professionals who know the value of personal branding.

 

Your resume is a kind of business card you send out to the world. Make sure you choose the resume format that brings out all the best in you: Resume Format: Samples and Templates for all Types of Resumes (10+)

 

2

Customize Your Linkedin Profile Before Including It in Your Resume

 

Before you include your LinkedIn URL in your resume, make sure your entire profile looks professional.

 

Since we have a dedicated guide that shows you how to optimize your LinkedIn profile step by step, let’s just go through the basics here:

 

 

And:

 

  • Personalize your LinkedIn URL

 

In fact—

 

The last point is essential if you want to display LinkedIn on a resume in a professional manner.

 

Make sure your online presence won’t discourage any recruiter from hiring you. Read our guide: How to Check Your Online Presence Before Recruiters Look You Up

 

3

How to Customize Your LinkedIn URL for a Resume

 

Let's jump right in.

 

Your LinkedIn URL on a resume could look like this:

 

right
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/maciej-duszynski/

 

Or like this:

 

wrong
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/maciej-duszynski-bj42bj4o1/

 

Obviously, you want to display your LinkedIn URL on a resume just like the good example shows.

 

Here’s how to customize your public profile URL using the desktop version of LinkedIn:

 

  1. Log into your LinkedIn account.

 

  1. Click on the Me icon in the top bar.

 

linkedin top bar

 

  1. Click on View profile in the menu.

 

linkedin view profile

 

  1. Click on Edit public profile & URL in the top right corner. 

 

edit url linkedin

 

  1. Click the pencil icon.

 

pencil icon

 

  1. Customize your LinkedIn URL and click Save.

 

customize linkedin url

 

  1. Go back to your LinkedIn profile main page.

 

linkedin profile

 

  1. Copy your new URL from your browser’s address bar.

 

new url on linkedin

 

Here you go.

 

Your personalized LinkedIn URL is ready for sharing.

 

Pro Tip: You don’t have to include the https://www. part. The LinkedIn URL on your resume can start with linkedin.com/.

 

And this is how to personalize your public URL using LinkedIn Mobile App:

 

  1. Tap on the Me icon next to the search bar at the top.

 

linkedin mobile app search bar

 

  1. On the slide menu, tap View Profile under your name.

 

linkedin mobile app profile

 

  1. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner.

 

linkedin app gear icon

 

  1. Select the privacy tab, and tap on Edit your public profile.

 

linkedin privacy tab

 

  1. Edit your custom URL.

 

url customizing

 

  1. To share the link, tap on the URL and hold your finger for a moment.

 

sharing new linkedin link

 

This is it.

 

Now you're ready to put your customized LinkedIn URL on your resume.

 

Don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet? Start with uploading your resume to LinkedIn. Here’s a guide that will show you how:LinkedIn Resume: How to Upload Your Resume to LinkedIn [2019 Tips]

 

4

Where to Put LinkedIn on a Resume

 

The best place to put LinkedIn on a resume is in the resume header, along with your resume contact information.

 

Here’s an example of what your resume header could look like:

 

LinkedIn on a Resume—Example


linkedin on a resume

 

Your LinkedIn URL should be listed among other social media handles and contact details.

 

Here are some more examples:

 

Where to Put LinkedIn on a Resume—Example


linkedin on a resume

 

How to Reference LinkedIn on a Resume—Example


linkedin on a resume

 

And remember:

 

You can also use your personalized LinkedIn URL in a cover letter, or email signature.

 

Not sure what sections your resume should consist of? Read our guide: Resume Sections & Item Order [Extra: Additional Categories that Matter]

 

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When you’re done, Zety’s resume builder will score your resume and tell you exactly how to make it better.

 

Key Takeaways

 

Including LinkedIn on your resume is a good way to attract recruiters’ attention and give them more insight into the professional you. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated and offers something more than regurgitated information from your resume. And remember to customize your public profile URL.

 

Do you have any other questions about putting LinkedIn on a resume? Give us a shout out in the comments below. Always happy to help!

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Maciej Duszyński
Maciej Duszyński
Maciej is a career expert with a solid background in the education management industry. Worked with people at all stages of their career paths: from interns to directors to C-suite members, he now helps you find your dream job.

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