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How to Customize Your Linkedin URL

This quick guide will go through why you should customize your Linkedin URL, and how to customize your LinkedIn URL.

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Why Customize Your LinkedIn URL?

First things first, why should you customize your Linkedin URL?  For starters, you can choose any URL that hasn’t been taken yet.  This makes it super easy for you to remember your URL in case you need to remember it quickly.  

Also, opportunities sometimes come up in the most random times.  You may want to keep it handy in case someone is interested in your professional background.  

The most important reason is that it adds a level of professionalism to your resume. 

It’s easy enough to do, and the feature is there for anyone to customize, so why not?


How to Customize Your LinkedIn URL

STEP 1

Log into your Linkedin account, and click on the “Me” tab on the top right.

how to customize your LinkedIn url

STEP 2

Next, click on “Edit public profile & URL”.

how to customize your LinkedIn url

STEP 3

Now, choose an easy to remember URL.  Most people use their names.  Mine, unfortunately was taken, so I added “HR” to the end of it.  Still easy enough to remember, and distinguishes me from the other “Tiffany Benjamin’s” out there.

how to customize your LinkedIn url

Click “Save” and you now have yourself a customized Linkedin URL you can place on your resume, website or business cards.

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Tiffany Benjamin is the Founder and Owner of My Favourite Life.  The Career Services Division of MFL aims to provide services, products and information to those who are just starting their careers or are thinking of transitioning to another role. 

With almost 20 years of Human Resources experience, Tiffany is currently as a Regional HR Manager for a large automotive company. 

Throughout her career, Tiffany has recruited, hired, counselled and coached thousands of candidates, employees and Managers and therefore understands what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in their ideal candidates. 

Tiffany found her dream career and is passionate about helping you find yours.