Clean up your LinkedIn® URL for Better Curb Appeal

Heather Palow
January 22, 2018

Have you ever tried to share your LinkedIn URL with someone or thought to add it to your resume only to copy and paste a horrible long list full of numbers and letters?

It’s not pretty!

1 new LinkedIn profile is created every 4 minutes.

LinkedIn’s automatic algorithm can’t possibly keep up with our desire to have a URL worthy of sharing.

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to create your own semi-customized LinkedIn profile URL. LinkedIn has standardized the first half of the URL address, every profile starts with:

And now the customization begins. . .

Custom public profile URLs are available on a first-come, first-served basis so if you have a fairly common name, such as Jane Doe, you might want to be creative as to how you customize your URL. You could consider adding a keyword that fits your personal brand such as “JaneDoeWriter” “JaneDoeVT” or “JaneDoeProjectManager.”

Here’s LinkedIn’s official instructions on how to complete the customization process:

Yahoo! You followed their directions and have a snazzy customized URL… now what?

Here’s 3 cool things to do with it:

  • Include the URL to your LinkedIn profile on your resume, up at the top with your name, email address and phone number.
  • Include your LinkedIn Profile URL in your email signature.
  • Add your LinkedIn Profile URL to your business cards.

Feeling like the rest of your profile could use a bit of a makeover as well?

If you haven’t maintained your LinkedIn profile lately then it may be time to set up a free exploratory call to see about having me work some profile magic so you get noticed for all your great professional work!

Heather Palow Finding Your Moment

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