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Should I Include My LinkedIn URL on My Resume?

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Should I Include My LinkedIn URL on My Resume?
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It's a good idea to include your LinkedIn URL on your resume. Prospective employers can, at a glance, visit LinkedIn to learn more about you and your skills and qualifications.

However, you should be sure to fully develop your profile prior to listing your URL. If your profile simply restates the same information that's included on your resume, you won't improve your chances of getting an interview. In fact, it might hurt you if you are perceived as unable to provide additional documentation regarding your assets through your profile. Here's what to include in your LinkedIn profile.

Job seekers should include a variety of recommendations with their profile to show that others respect the quality of their work. Consider clients, colleagues, professors, coaches, fellow volunteers and subordinates as well as people who have supervised your work.

LinkedIn now allows registrants to showcase samples of their work as part of their profile. Incorporate writing samples, design samples, slide presentations, spreadsheets, websites and other examples of your work. Of course, avoid sharing any proprietary information which would be damaging to your employer.

Create a Custom LinkedIn URL

Before you add your URL to your resume, shorten it so it's easy for employers to get to. Here's how to customize your LinkedIn URL.

Where to List Your LinkedIn URL On Your Resume

List your LinkedIn URL in the contact section of your resume after your email address:

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email Address
LinkedIn (or Personal Website) URL

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