How to upload a resume on LinkedIn

The Essential Guide to Uploading Your Resume on LinkedIn

This essential walkthrough is crafted to help you seamlessly upload your resume to your LinkedIn profile, ensuring that your professional achievements are highlighted and accessible to potential employers and connections.

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Although 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source potential candidates, only half of LinkedIn users have a fully completed profile. Inevitably, uploading your resume to LinkedIn is an effective way of ensuring that recruiters have access to your credentials and professional background. Fortunately, there are four main methods that you can use to get it done quickly and easily. Whether you’re applying for a new position or just want to keep your profile current, these steps will help ensure that you have all the necessary information available when potential employers come calling.

You can use four main methods to add your resume to LinkedIn:

    • Directly to your LinkedIn profile
    • During your job application
    • Post it on your LinkedIn feed
    • Directly to your LinkedIn account

Directly to your LinkedIn profile

The most direct way to add a resume on your LinkedIn profile is to add as featured section. You can use “Featured Section” to showcase your work, such as articles you’ve written and presentations you’ve given. You’ll also find that it allows you to provide external links to portfolios, resumes, and other content. This method is perfect if you’d like to make sure that your resume is always in plain sight, especially for potential employers.

If you decide to go with this approach, be certain to eliminate any form of contact information from your resume as it will be posted publicly. No need to worry about being accessible; if someone reads your resume and believes that you’re the right fit for a job, they can shoot you a message via LinkedIn!

Here are the steps for uploading resume to your linkedin profile:

1. Go to your profile and click on “Add profile section” below your professional headline.

add profile section on linkedin

2.  Click on “Add featured” under Recommended.

add featured post linkedin

3.  Click on “+” icon in top right corner.

adding resume in featured section on linkedin

4.  In the popup, click on “Add media

adding resume as media on linkedin

5.  Upload resume from your computer and click “Save

uploading resume on linkedin profile

6.  After uploading, you should be able to see your resume in “Featured” section of your profile.

Important:

If you update your LinkedIn Profile, you will need to ensure your resume is also up to date and matches your profile. Profiles and resumes that don’t match are red flags to recruiters.

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During your job application - with Easy Apply

With millions of job postings available on the LinkedIn platform, you’ll be sure to find a position that interests you. To make your application process easier and more efficient, take advantage of the “Easy Apply” option when it is offered. But if only an “Apply” button is present, don’t feel discouraged! You will simply need to visit an external website in order to fill out a direct application with the company itself. Regardless of which method you’re using for applying, here’s how adding your resume works on any job posting featured on LinkedIn:

1. Pull up the job listing for which you’d like to apply. Enable “Easy Apply” filter to see the jobs which allows easy apply.

easy apply option on linkedin

2. You’ll see the jobs filtered which have “Easy Apply” option. Click on the job of your interest from left panel, the job description and Easy Apply option will show up on the right. Click on “Easy Apply

easy apply option on job details panel

3. A window will pop up that asks for some information. Make sure you’ve filled this out correctly, then click “Next.” You’ll see upload resume option in next screen.

Note: LinkedIn only allows file types doc, docx and pdf upto 2 MB size.

uploading resume while applying to job

Post it on your LinkedIn feed

Another option for uploading a resume to LinkedIn is by posting it on the main feed. This option is best if you’re looking to spread your resume far and wide across all professions, as it allows anyone who’s following you (and those who might stumble upon it) to see what you have to offer. It also helps in your job search and it’s also a great way to approach potential employers who may not have seen your profile yet or those who are specifically looking for new candidates. Having your resume available is a good idea for employers and recruiters who come across your profile. A more proactive way to get it in front of more eyes is to make your resume a LinkedIn post that will appear in your connections’ home page feeds.

Important: This method advertises to your network that you are looking for work. Therefore, make sure to be aware of the potential implications this could have on your current job. Additionally, you want to make sure that the content and format of your resume are suitable for a public posting.

Here are the steps for uploading resume to your LinkedIn feed: 

1. Click the “Start a Post” button at the top of your LinkedIn feed.
creating a post for resume on linkedin

2. In the popup, click the icon that looks like a note.

add document in linkedin post

3. Next click on “Choose File” to upload resume from your computer. Alternatively you can also choose a document from dropbox or google drive.

uploading document in post

4. Add desriptive title to your resume. Then click “Done” at the bottom right of the window.

adding descriptive title to resume on linkedin

Important:

Depending on your professional goals, this technique may not be suitable as it has the potential to make you look desperate. Be mindful of this before taking the plunge and posting your resume to your LinkedIn feed. Additionally, make sure that you are using a professional resume template, as having an outdated or unprofessional-looking resume can be offputting for employers.

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Directly to your LinkedIn account

Adding resume to your LinkedIn profile make it easier for you to use your resume for job applications. If you upload resume to your account, it won’t be visible to public, rather only recruiters can see your resume.

Here are the steps you can follow to upload resume to your linkedin account:

1. In LinkedIn navigation bar, click on “Me” under your profile picture.

me section on linkedin account

2. In dropdown menu, click on “Settings & Privacy” under account.

settings and privacy tab in linkedin profile

2. In dropdown menu, click on “Settings & Privacy” under account.

job application settings

2. In dropdown menu, click on “Settings & Privacy” under account.

upload resume on job application settings linkedin

Tips for LinkedIn Profile:  Stand out  from the crowd

There are a few key things that you can do to make your executive resume stand out from the rest:

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