Applying for jobs is tough. Doing an “Online” Job Application can trigger an emotional meltdown reminiscent of your most puberty-ridden middle school days. There’s no moment more stressful (or exhilarating) than hitting the “Submit” button for an application that you’ve been working on for days.
You hit “send” and a whoosh of adrenaline hits your veins. You want to scream, cry, laugh, all at once!
Then the panic kicks in.
“Did I format my resume correctly?”
“Did I remember to attach my resume?”
“What if they can’t read my cover letter?”
Here’s a tip to make sure you stand out in the crowd and make all that effort and emotion worth it: include your LinkedIn Profile URL on your resume.
Then, with one click, the recruiter or hiring manager can seamlessly move from your resume to your LinkedIn Profile, giving them a more in-depth view of your credentials, the ability to read your recommendations and learn more about the people who have recommended you, and view any samples of your work or websites you have included in your Profile. They’ll also see a picture of you, making you a significantly more memorable applicant.
So now you’re wondering where to add your LinkedIn Profile URL. I suggest adding it to your contact information.
Here’s how. In LinkedIn, click on “view profile”:
Then find your public profile LinkedIn Profile URL in the gray box that shows your picture, headline, education, and connections and copy it.
Then paste it onto your resume below your email address.
It’s that easy!!!
I also recommend adding your LinkedIn Profile URL to your E-signature, as it’s another great way to market yourself. By including your LinkedIn Profile URL in your E-mail -Signature, you make it easy for people you e-mail to view your credentials and LinkedIn Recommendations, and learn more about you and what you have to offer.
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