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How to Add Your Resume on LinkedIn

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Add your Resume on LinkedIn
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It is no secret that LinkedIn is a gold mine for job seekers and recruiters. In order to get noticed on the platform, it is important to optimize one’s LinkedIn profile. Updating skills, experience, and recommendations on LinkedIn are a few actions that one must take to do so. However, there is one powerful document that trumps all of these. That document is your resume. A resume gives an overall idea of the skills that you are equipped with and whether or not you must be considered for a particular role based on those skills. This is why it is important to add your resume on LinkedIn.

Through this article, we shall discuss the various ways in which you can add your resume on LinkedIn.

Add Your Resume to Your Profile on LinkedIn

Method 1


  1. Open LinkedIn on your web browser.
  2. Log in to your LinkedIn account.
  3. Click on “Me” on the top right of the navigation bar.
  4. Click on “View Profile”.
  5. Under your name and profile picture, find the option that says “Add Section”.
  6. Click on “Add Section”.
  7. Go to “Featured”.
  8. Select the option “Media”.
  9. Choose the resume file from your device.
  10. Add the title and description of your choice.Add your resume to your profile on LinkedIn
  11. Click on Save.

Method 2


  1. Open LinkedIn on your web browser.
  2. Log in to your LinkedIn account.
  3. Click on “Me” on the top right of the navigation bar.
  4. Click on “View Profile”.
  5. Under your name and profile picture, find the option that says “Add Section”.
  6. Click on “Add Section”.
  7. Select the option “Build A Resume”.Build a resume option to add your resume on LinkedIn
  8. Either choose a file to upload as your resume or select the “Create from profile” option.

    Build a resume section on LinkedIn

  9. Click on Next.

  10. Job title for ResumeAdd a job title for which you have uploaded the resume.
  11. Select Apply.

We must also make sure that the resume we choose to upload on LinkedIn publicly is well-formatted and properly written. These Word add-ins shall come in handy for the same.

Add Your Resume to a Post on LinkedIn

  1. Open LinkedIn on your web browser.
  2. Log in to your LinkedIn account.
  3. Click on the “Start a post” section on the home page.
  4. Click on the “Add a document” button from the bottom.Add to your post
  5. Either click on the “Choose file” button to choose a file from your device or upload your resume through Google Drive or Dropbox.

    Choose resume file to add to post

  6. Add a description of the resume.
  7. Click on Done.

Add Your Resume in LinkedIn while Applying for a Job

Manage Job Application Settings


  1. Open LinkedIn on your web browser.
  2. Log in to your LinkedIn account.
  3. Click on “Jobs” from the navigation bar at the top.
  4. Go to “Application Settings” from the list on the left.Application Settings
  5. Upload as many resumes as you want by choosing files from your device.

    Uploading resumes for job applications

 

Apply to a Job


  1. Open LinkedIn on your web browser.
  2. Log in to your LinkedIn account.
  3. Go to the job that you want to apply for.
  4. Click on the “Easy Apply” or “Apply Now” button.

    Apply now option for job on LinkedIn

  5. Fill in the details required for the application.
  6. Select “Upload Resume” under Resume.
  7. Choose the file that you want to upload as your resume from your device OR from the existing resumes that you have already uploaded as per the steps under “Manage job application settings“. Make sure that it is in PDF format and is less than 2 MB in size.
  8. Click on Next and keep filling in the rest of the details.
  9. After you are done reviewing, click on “Submit Application”.

Conclusion


Adding your resume on LinkedIn is a recommended practice for those seeking jobs or simply, growth in their careers. So, we hope this article serves the purpose of explaining how to add your resume on LinkedIn.

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Howdy, I’m Varun Sharma. I’m an Engineer & Geek. I am a fan of technology, programming, and entrepreneurship. Also, an artist & full entertainer dose by nature.
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