It’s not pretty!
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:
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!