Aug 13, 2018 - 10:27 AM
If you plan to include your LinkedIn profile on your resume, you should create a custom URL. This step will remove any extra numbers or letters in the web address that can make your link harder to follow. If your full name is not available, add your middle initial or a phrase corresponding to your career.
Before adding your custom profile URL to your resume, make sure that you have a unique resume headline and fill in the professional summary section. This professional social media profile can make it easier for employers to view your professional networks and recommendations or endorsements from former bosses, clients, or coworkers who can attest to your professionalism and the quality of your work. Depending on the type of position you are seeking, you may also want to upload samples of your work.
Sep 28, 2018 - 05:00 PM
Yes, it is good to put your LinkedIn profile URL on your resume, and it is best to use a custom URL.
LinkedIn is a fundamental element of your overall professional presence, and the most relevant social media platform for one’s job search. Your LinkedIn profile URL is the digital contact information your professional community uses to access you. Displaying it in your resume header along with your traditional contact information gives you credibility both as a jobseeker and professional.
On a more practical note, your LinkedIn profile is the next place a recruiter or hiring manager is going to visit after reading your resume. Perhaps something in your resume piqued their interest, and they’ll be looking for more detail. In other cases, they’re wanting to do additional vetting, and see whether your LinkedIn profile is consistent with your resume. Most will also look for professional references, any common connections or groups, and your publication / presentation history. Ideally, the next step after viewing your LinkedIn profile is contacting you personally.
In any case, your LinkedIn profile is Chapter Two of your career story that employers read. It should enhance what they read in Chapter One -- your resume.