We all know having a LinkedIn profile is a crucial resource in your job search. But the default LinkedIn profile URL can be long, clunky, and difficult to include on a resume or CV.
Luckily, LinkedIn provides an option for you to create a short, custom LinkedIn profile URL. By default, your URL will be something like: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-regan-245b5b42. But you can change it to something simple, like: www.linkedin.com/in/alanregan. It’s easy to do, and this guide will show you how.
Steps in creating a short LinkedIn profile URL.
1. Go to your profile.
Login to your account, and click ‘Profile’ from the menu at the top of the screen.
2. Update your public profile settings.
Move your cursor over the URL, which appears in the bottom-left of the image above. By default, this will be something clunky, like: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-regan-245b5b42.
When you do this, a little cog will appear beside it. Click on this, and a new page will open.