How to Create a Vanity URL on Linkedin
We always recommend that you secure yourself a vanity URL on LinkedIn when searching for a job, this should be one of the first things you do. Not only does a vanity URL on your Linkedin profile, CV and business cards look more professional, it’s easier to remember a vanity URL than a standard one with a long string of numbers that mean nothing. Not only that, by using a vanity URL on Linkedin, it means you’ll have a better chance of being found by name when recruiters perform searches.
For example: https://www.linkedin.com/company/professional-cv-writer is easier to remember than www.linkedin.com/in/professional-cv-writer/65/3545698/259 (< the second link doesn’t work, it’s an example only)
Linkedin is all about building a robust network of industry and professional contacts, so using a vanity URL can really boost your ability to connect more easily.
Instructions for setting up a Vanity URL on your LinkedIn Profile*
> Login to your Linkedin profile
> Edit profile
> Look for the little ‘in’ box and your name and click ‘edit’
> On the right-hand side of the screen you will see ‘your public profile URL’
> Look for ‘customise your public URL ‘and click it
> Type the name you want in the box (subject to availability)
> Set custom URL
If you need some pictures to help, please click this PDF link: How to Obtain a Vanity URL on Linkedin
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* Correct at time of publication