Clean up your LinkedIn® URL for Better Curb Appeal

Heather Palow
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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:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/

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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