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Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to

By : Anmol Jain
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Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to

By: Anmol Jain

Overview of this book

LinkedIn is a great social media platform which helps you connect with people online professionally. The website is very user friendly and this book itself covers the most important tools for job seekers and professionals as a whole with guaranteed results. Once you learn the basics from this book, you can master and explore the areas you enjoy the most. The book will take you through a broad range of topics on customizing your LinkedIn profile so it's personalized to your needs and preferences. "Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to" is written in such a way that each recipe is an independent new feature of LinkedIn. You can learn and apply a new concept by just reading any recipe. You will learn about customizing your profile, showcasing your works and projects to other users. Reach out to target recruiters and customers by growing your lifelong network and becoming popular. Discover different ways of finding jobs, using groups and much more. You will learn the art of customizing your profile and experience of networking using LinkedIn.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Adding a video, image, document, or presentation to your profile (Should know)

LinkedIn does not host files directly. However, it allows you to upload links in the relevant sections of your profile, where you can display your CV and work-related presentations, videos, and documents. This is a great tool to give out more information about yourself and distinguish yourself from other users.

How to do it...

To add a video, image, document, or presentation, perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Edit Profile button from the LinkedIn toolbar located at the top of the page that appears after you log in.

  2. Scroll down to the related section and click on the square icon to display your work on your LinkedIn profile:

  3. Provide a link to the source page and press Enter. The link to your file will get associated with your profile page.

How it works...

You have now successfully learned how to display your work on your LinkedIn profile from external sources.

Please note that LinkedIn previously used to have a dedicated section called Applications, where you could integrate third-party applications with your profile. Some of the applications were Poll, Box.Net Files, Slide Share Presentations, BlogLink, and so on. This feature has since been discontinued for simplicity. However, you can still host your files on these websites and provide a link to them, as explained in the preceding How to do it... section.


Adding your CV to your LinkedIn profile gives better accessibility to recruiters, company HR, and business partners. Keep updating your CV regularly for targeted results.

There's more…

Apart from sharing your work on your profile, it is also important to share links to your blog, company, or personal websites that will be visible in the Contact Info section of your profile.

You can do the same by clicking on Edit Contact Info and then editing the websites section by using the pencil icon, as shown in the following screenshot: