LinkedIn allows you to customize your profile URL making it easier to share. In this video, learn how to customize the URL for your LinkedIn profile.
- [Oliver] Let's take a look at how you can customize the URL for your LinkedIn profile. I'm currently on my LinkedIn profile and at the top you can see the URL that gets you here. It's linkedin.com/in/OliverSchinkten, which is my name. So it's easy for me to remember. It's also easy for me to share. I can put it on an email signature, a resume, business cards, and I think it looks pretty professional. Now let's take a look at Julie's URL in the account that we just created. Hers is linkedin.com/in/Julie-Parker-5830B4206. So I don't think it has quite the ring to it. It's not as easy to share, but the good news is that you can customize it. In the upper right corner here, it says edit public profile and URL. I want to click on this again. I'll go here. And in the upper corner it says, edit your custom URL. Now here's the one that I just read. I can go ahead though and click on the pencil icon. And it allows me now to customize the end of this. So it will still have the linkedin.com/in/ but we can customize the end part. Now I'm going to type in Julie Parker but I think I know what's going to happen. I'll click save. And it says that that one isn't available. So that's a pretty common name and it's already in use. If this happens, you'll need to figure out a different solution, such as last name, first name, maybe first name with a middle initial or middle name. And then last name. Something that looks professional. In this case, Julie uses her middle name as well which is Rae, so I'm going to try that. Julie Rae Parker, save, and like that it's saved. So now it's linkedin.com/in/JulieRaeParker. So the customized URL is easier to remember. It's easier to share and I think it looks more professional. I highly suggest that you go in and personalize the URL for your LinkedIn profile. And if you don't want to and you like the numbers and you're 5830B4206, you can keep that as well. I just think it's not a good idea.