Your social media accounts, like Facebook and LinkedIn, each have a unique URL that leads to your specific profile. Find out what your LinkedIn URL says about you, how to use it, where to find it, and how to customize your LinkedIn URL so it works in your favor.
What is a LinkedIn URL?
A LinkedIn URL is your LinkedIn profile’s unique web address. If someone were to plug your URL into the address bar on their internet browser, they would be directed right to your LinkedIn profile page. Here’s an example of my LinkedIn URL and where it leads:
Note the URL in the address browser at the very top (www.linkedin.com/in/paige-lorden-doepke-10142b22/)
How to utilize a LinkedIn URL
Your LinkedIn profile is like an ever-evolving version of your resume, with a portfolio and online Rolodex included. In other words, it’s the Bible of your professional life. USE IT!
You can use your LinkedIn URL to help guide other professionals to your profile. Use your LinkedIn URL on your:
- Email signature
- Business cards
- Professional website/portfolio
While professionals within your industry and hiring managers can learn the basics from your resume, business cards, website, and more, your LinkedIn profile provides a wealth of information including endorsements from past managers, coworkers and clients, accomplishments, interests, links to published works, and more. Make it great and share it everywhere you can!
How to find your LinkedIn URL
Okay, so now you know what a LinkedIn URL is and how to make it work for you. Now, let’s talk specifics–like how and where to find your LinkedIn URL. Follow these steps to locate your LinkedIn URL.
1.Click the “Me” tab in the top toolbar.
2. Select “View Profile” from the dropdown menu.
3. Copy the URL from the address bar.
4. Paste your LinkedIn URL into your email signature, resume document or anywhere else you’d like it included!
How to Change Your LinkedIn URL
Want to make your URL even more accessible? Good idea! Including your full name in your URL will make it easier for search engines to locate you when someone searches your name. Keep it short, sweet and always professional.
You can change your LinkedIn URL with just a few easy steps.
1. Click the “Me” icon in the upper toolbar and select “View Profile” from the dropdown menu.
2. Select “Edit public profile and URL.”
3. Scroll all the way down (just keep scrolling!) until you see the “Edit your custom URL” section. Click the pencil icon to edit.
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