4 Methods To Add A Resume To LinkedIn

Christina J Colclough

By Christina Colclough

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When it comes to job hunters, LinkedIn is the best online network, with millions of active users all across the world. Although it may seem impossible for you to stand out in this seemingly crowded career field, there are some strategies you may use on LinkedIn to get recruiters’ attention.

Add A Resume To LinkedIn

As someone with expertise in the labor field, I must say that creating a compelling LinkedIn profile that provides hiring managers and company recruiters with all the information they want is crucial. One method to accomplish this is to attach your resume to LinkedIn. Let’s see how to do it!

Step-By-Step Guide On How To Add Resume On Linkedin

You may upload files or add objects to your main LinkedIn profile page in the highlighted media area. It may be used to highlight your writing, including articles you’ve published and speeches you’ve delivered. You’ll discover that it also enables you to offer external connections to resumes, portfolios, and other types of information. Here is what you need to do.

Use Featured Media Section
  • Step 1: Navigate to the profile page on LinkedIn.
  • Step 2: Click “Add section” after that.
  • Step 3: Enlarge the “Featured” section.
  • Step 4: Select “Media.”
  • Step 5: Look through the files and clickable documents for the résumé you wish to highlight, then upload it from your PC or mobile device.

Method 2: Use Easy Apply

LinkedIn brings the Easy Apply feature, which will come in useful for finding a job title and position you want to apply for. Be aware that if there is just an “Apply” option on the job poster, you will be sent to another website to submit your job application directly to the future employer.

When this Easy Apply feature is available, follow these steps to attach your resume to a job advertised on the site.

Use Easy Apply
  • Step 1: Open the job posting that interests you and submit an application.
  • Step 2: You will select the Easy Apply button by clicking the blue button if the job posting has approved the option.
  • Step 3: An information-requesting popup will appear. After confirming that you have completed this correctly, click Next.
  • Step 4: Locate your resume file on your computer or other device, upload it, and then choose Next after using the Upload Resume option.
  • Step 5: A couple more prompt slides will be included, requesting further confidential details from you. Answer them to continue.
  • Step 6: Check your application with the last prompt. Verify all the information, then hit the Submit Application button.

Method 3: Create A LinkedIn Post

Recruiters and employers who view your profile could find it beneficial to have your CV on hand. Putting your CV up as a feed post on LinkedIn that shows up on the home page feeds of your connections is a more proactive approach to increase its visibility. You only need to follow my guidance below.

  • Step 1: Upon navigating to your LinkedIn feed, click the “Start a Post” option.
  • Step 2: Toggle the note-like symbol on the icon.
  • Step 3: Put your résumé in by clicking “Select File.”
  • Step 4: After finishing those steps, select “Done” from the menu bar in the lower right corner.

Method 4: Add To Your Linkedin Profile

To upload a resume to your LinkedIn profile, you need to do it individually. It won’t allow you to pick files you’ve already used for apps. Apply the following steps.

Add To Your Linkedin Profile
  • Step 1: Click the “Add profile section” link at the very bottom of the profile block on your LinkedIn profile.
  • Step 2: Select “Recommended.”
  • Step 3: Click “Add featured” from the enlarged list.
  • Step 4: Click the plus (+) symbol on the “Featured” page.
  • Step 5: Choose “Add media.”
  • Step 6: Using the file selector that displays, choose your resume.
  • Step 7: Create a file name and brief summary for your resume.
  • Step 8: Select “Save.”

Tips For Creating An Effective Resume On LinkedIn

Do you know that just 51% of LinkedIn members complete the required fields on their profiles? This indicates that just 50% of LinkedIn members are making the most of this networking platform.

  • Fill in every field section in your profile: Review your initiatives if you believe you haven’t completed any noteworthy tasks or activities outside of your professional experiences. It’s likely that you displayed an important ability and a pertinent aspect of your beliefs that you may have included on your profile.
  • Pay attention to your profile picture: Your online photo conveys a great deal about you. Small differences in how a person’s face is seen might cause the observer to have different first opinions about that person. Thus, address the camera to exude openness and confidence. This will help you big time.
  • Understand the importance of professional networking: If you don’t stay in contact with your relationships, even the most detailed profile will be meaningless for networking purposes. Therefore, remain in communication with others. It may sound like a big undertaking, but all you have to do is do this once or twice a month to stay in their thoughts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can See My Resume On Linkedin?

Your resume will be accessible to the potential employer if you post it when you apply for a job on the site. The profile viewers will be able to see your resume when you post one. If not, you will be the only one who gets access to your submitted résumé.

Do Employers Look At LinkedIn Or Resumes?

In most cases, they will look at both. Your LinkedIn page is probably the first thing they will look closely at, even if they may also examine other social networking sites. One excellent strategy to ensure your brand is consistent and positions you for success is ensuring your CV and LinkedIn page match.

Is It A Red Flag If You Don’t Have Linkedin?

Depending on the type of work or sector you’re interested in. Without a doubt, having a LinkedIn profile is a must for corporate IT employment. It is unlikely to be very helpful if you teach kindergarten, for example. All in all, though, it is advisable to have an online presence. It’s simple to create one, and once configured, all you have to do is update your profile to get ready for the next job hunt.

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The Bottom Line

Knowing how to add a CV to LinkedIn will help you network and save a lot of time. Hopefully, my methods and a few additional tips will make things easier for you. Apply them now, see if they work for you, and increase your opportunity to land your dream position! Good luck with your job search!

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Christina J Colclough

Christina J. Colclough

Dr Christina J. Colclough is an expert on The Future World of Work and the politics of digital technology advocating globally for the importance of the workers’ voice. She has extensive regional and global labour movement experience, is a sought-after keynote speaker, coach, and strategist advising progressive governments and worker organisations.

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