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The Easiest Way to Add Your Resume to LinkedIn (Step-by-Step Guide)

The Easiest Way to Add Your Resume to LinkedIn (Step-by-Step Guide)

With over 500 million members spread across more than 200 countries, LinkedIn is where the world inspires total strangers to build meaningful connections, nurture professional relationships, learn from the leaders and virtually rub shoulders with the decision-makers in every industry. 

LinkedIn is where entrepreneurs make money and recruiters find talent while the rest of the world sleeps. If reports are to be believed, no other visually dominant, social networking site shines as much limelight on an individual’s professional attributes as LinkedIn does.

For job seekers – both seasoned and recent graduates - LinkedIn offers the perfect dais to connect with the right recruiters and gain industry insight to find their dream jobs. In short, creating a profile page on LinkedIn and uploading a professional resume is definitely worth the effort.

Here is how you can add your resume to LinkedIn

First thing first. Make sure you have created a profile page in LinkedIn before you go about adding your resume and bolstering it with intelligent content.

Once your profile page looks complete and reasonably professional, follow the steps below to add your resume to LinkedIn in less than 5 minutes flat.

  1. Enter the URL to access your LinkedIn profile

  1. Once the page loads, move to the top right banner and click on the “Me” menu

  1. Select the option “View Profile” from the dropdown menu. What you see is your LinkedIn profile page. 

  1. A few inches below your image, you will find the “MORE” button. Click “MORE” and select the option “Build a Resume”

  1. A dialogue box will pop up asking you to click one of the two buttons: “Create from Profile” or “Upload Resume”

  1. Click on “Upload Resume” 

  1. Choose the resume file saved on your computer and double-click it. Make sure the resume file you select for upload is a .DOC, .DOCX, or .PDF file that sizes up to 5MB maximum

  1. Voila! Your resume has been uploaded and is visible only to you

  1. Now click on the “NEXT” button

  1. Choose the desired job title to go with the resume you just uploaded. Type in the first few letters of your preferred job title in the text field (say, for instance, “software”) and the auto-complete option will provide you with an interesting list to choose from.

  1. Once you are done with the job title, click on the “NEXT” button

  1. The resume you uploaded will be visible on the page that loads, along with the job title you selected

  1. In case, you did not like the look and feel of the resume, you can click on the button “Open with Resume Builder” to customize your resume or improve the formatting to make it Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) friendly

  1. Clicking on the option “Open with Resume Builder” will give you a plain text resume that is based on the details you entered on your LinkedIn profile page.

  1. Your resume has been automatically saved.

  1. Click on the “Preview” button to take one last look and either download a copy or use the saved version whenever you apply for a job on LinkedIn

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