Being able to promote its LinkedIn Public Profile (your personal page that everyone can see even if they’re not registered on LinkedIn or one of your connections) is becoming a key to your personnal branding strategy.
For example, at Dokker, we have decided to print our LinkedIn Public Profile URL on our business cards. You could also choose to add it to your email signature for instance or at the top of your resume.
As standard, once you’ve created your profile, LinkedIn randomly generates a URL of your public profile. Most of the time, the URL is far from being meaningful and ends with all sort of characters.
Would not it come handy to have a URL with your actual name in it? This is possible! Mine for example is:
Now how do you do this? This is quite easy! Follow the steps below!
Step 1: Go to your profile and click on “edit” next to your current Public Profile URL entry
Step 2: Once in your Public Profile, locate Locate the box “Your Public Profile URL” and click on “Customize your public profile URL”
Step 3: Enter the value you want at the end of the URL (I recommend FirstNameSurname). If this extension is available a green tick will appear. Then click “Set Custom URL” et voilà! You have now you’re very own linkedin URL!
I hope that this very short tutorial helped you. Don’t hesitate to leave me comments or to follow me on twitter on @fredducrot!blog comments powered by Disqus