How To Add Resume To LinkedIn? – Step by Step Guide!

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LinkedIn is an essential platform for every job seeker and recruiter out there. Many recruiters and job consultants expect to see your resume on your profile as it makes their job easier. So here’s how you can add/upload your resume to LinkedIn.

LinkedIn will store your four most recently uploaded resumes, which you can use when applying for jobs. This will make it easier for you to apply for more jobs and increase your chances of employment. If you haven’t made a resume yet, you can also use your profile to create one.

You can also check out a one-month trial of LinkedIn Premium to increase your reach on the platform.

How to upload resume on LinkedIn?

1. Open LinkedIn and select the “Me” profile icon in the top right corner.

2. Select “View profile” and click on More.

3. Select Build a resume from the dropdown menu.

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Image: LinkedIn

4. To add your resume, select Upload resume.

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Image: LinkedIn

Note: You can also directly upload and manage your resume from the Job Application Settings page.

How do I add a resume to my profile?

You can add your resume to showcase it on your profile and share it with your network. This will allow viewers to download it directly from your profile page.

1. Open LinkedIn and select the “Me” profile icon in the top right corner.

2. Select “View profile” and click on the Add profile section button.

3. Select Recommended and then click on Add Featured.

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Image: LinkedIn

4. Press the “+” icon on the top right corner of the Featured page.

5. Select Add media and upload your professional resume.

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Image: LinkedIn

6. Click Save to finish.

Use your LinkedIn profile as a resume

1. Open LinkedIn and select the “Me” profile icon in the top right corner.

2. Select “View profile” and click on More.

3. Select Save to PDF from the dropdown menu.

Your resume would look something like the following image:

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Image: LinkedIn

In the meantime, you can also check out our article on how to delete your LinkedIn Profile in a few easy steps here.

How do I add a resume when applying for a job on LinkedIn?

1. Find a job that interests you using the LinkedIn job search.

2. Click on the job description and select the Easy Apply button.

3. Fill in all the required fields.

4. Under “Resume,” select “Upload resume” and upload your file. You can also choose one of your previously added resumes.

5. Click “Submit application” when ready.

Note: only some job postings will have the Easy Apply option.

Why is a resume so important?

A resume is an essential tool when searching for a job. It offers you a chance to display your top skills and qualities. A resume also shows your future employer what you have done in the past. It details your skills, training, work experience, education, and accomplishments with past employers.

Note: Uploading your CV to LinkedIn can result in random connection requests; in such case, read our guide on how to block someone on LinkedIn.

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a big fan of movies, comics, games, and awesome new gadgets. He has been writing about technology and gaming since college. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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