Upload your CV or Resume to Linkedin

upload your CV or resume to LinkedinWhilst it’s essential you have a really good, optimised profile, it’s often a good idea to upload your CV or resume to Linkedin too, particularly if you’re looking for a new job. If you upload your CV or resume to Linkedin, it makes it much easier for a recruiter to download your details, and anything that makes a recruiter’s job easier will be much welcomed.

Following the introduction of the new links and media function on Linkedin, the process to upload a CV or resume has changed so you might find some out-dated blogs telling you to do it the old way, which is no longer possible.

The how-to instructions below are current from 2015 onwards.

How to upload your CV or resume to Linkedin

It’s quick and easy to upload your CV or resume to Linkedin so there’s no excuse not to.

Do it now before you forget, here’s how:

Option 1

  • Login to your Linkedin profile
  • Go to profile in the header bar
  • Select edit profile
  • Scroll down to the summary section
  • Select the add media box, which is an icon of a box with the + sign
  • Enter a web link or select upload a file
  • Locate the file you want to upload on your device
  • Click open
  • Complete the title field
  • Complete the description field
  • Click save

That’s it, easy peasy!

You have now uploaded your CV or resume to your Linkedin profile.

Did you find the add file icon ok?

If you’re still hunting around for the add file icon, this is what it looks like, it’s highlighted in blue below.  You’ll find this icon lurking in the summary, experience and education sections of your Linkedin profile.

upload your CV or resume to Linkedin | How to add links and media on Linkedin profiles

Option 2

You can also upload a CV or resume to Linkedin by clicking one of the add media icons in the relevant Linkedin profile sections when you’re in edit mode, see below.

upload your CV or resume to Linkedin | How to add links and media on Linkedin profiles

Improve your Linkedin Profile Further

You can add other links and media using this method too.

You can upload links and media to the summary, work experience and education sections of your Linkedin profile so upload any files or links that will embellish your Linkedin profile.


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How to upload your CV or resume to Linkedin