Posted on May 10, 2012

Upload your Resume to your LinkedIn ProfileThe fastest way to get your job experience into your LinkedIn Profile is to upload your Resume. Then, you will just be left with writing your Headline and Summary, filling in your Specialties, Skills, and Personal Contact sections.

It’s easy to upload your resume into your LinkedIn Profile. Log in to your LinkedIn account, click “Edit Profile” from the top menu bar. Depending on what you’ve already included in your LinkedIn profile, the option to import your resume could appear in multiple places. Check the right hand side of the screen. You might see a yellow “Improve your Profile” button, or an option to “Complete your profile quickly” (as indicated by the image below).

Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

If you click the “Import your resume” link, a box will appear for you to upload the file:

Import your resume to your LinkedIn Profile


Choose your most up-to-date resume and click “Upload Resume.” LinkedIn will then automatically pull information from your document (experience, skills, education, etc) and fill it into the designated area within your LinkedIn profile. Before publishing your updated profile, I recommended editing the information carefully to ensure the information transferred successfully. And, where possible, elaborate on the information.

And that’s it! Your resume is now visible to your entire network of business professionals!

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