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How to Create a Custom LinkedIn URL in 3 Easy Steps

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Make sure your LinkedIn URL enhances your professional brand, rather than detracts from it. [TWEET]

In today's job market, it's not enough to have a top-notch resume. Employers also expect you to have a polished online professional brand that aligns with your resume and current job goals. In fact, 93 percent of recruiters will search for your social media profiles after they review your resume.

As a result, it's important to not only develop a fleshed out online profile that you can include on your resume, but to also customize its public web address so it's easy for people to find and connect with you. That means you need a personal LinkedIn URL.

Follow the LinkedIn profile tips below to customize your public LinkedIn profile URL to promote your professional brand.

 

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Step 1: 

Log into your LinkedIn account and click Profile > Edit Profile

Personalize LinkedIn Profile URL: Step 1

Step 2: 

Underneath your profile's head shot, you should see the current URL. Place your mouse near the end of the URL and an icon that looks like a gear will appear. Click on it.

Personalize LinkedIn Profile URL: Step 2

Step 3: 

This will take you to a view of your Public Profile. On the right-hand side of this page, you will see a spot where you can create a custom LinkedIn URL for "Your public profile URL." We recommend using your name, as it appears on your resume, or a combination of your name and professional to maintain a consistent brand.

Personalize LinkedIn Profile URL: Step 3

That's it! You’ve now created a personal LinkedIn URL.

Have more questions about how to get a custom LinkedIn URL? Check out LinkedIn's Help Center.

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