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How To Add Resume To LinkedIn: An Easy Tutorial

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LinkedIn is an amazing resource for connecting employers and employees. This website allows you to browse prospective companies, and for potential employers to look you up through your profile.

For this reason, it is extremely valuable to have your resume attached to your website so that if someone is looking for someone with your skills, everything will be ready and laid out for them.

This article will teach you how to add a resume to LinkedIn, so keep reading to learn more.

Does LinkedIn Display Your Resume?

If you upload your Resume on LinkedIn, the website will only display your resume under two conditions. If the resume was uploaded while applying for the job, then the employer can see it.

Also, you can upload your resume directly to your profile for anyone who sees who visits your profile.

Where is My Resume on LinkedIn?

If you upload your Resume to LinkedIn, your resume will be saved to your account so that you can access it anytime to give to employers.

LinkedIn will save the four most recent resumes. That copy would not be saved if you uploaded a resume when you made your account.

Should I Copy and Paste My Resume to LinkedIn?

In short, no. The best practice for your LinkedIn profile is to fill out your profile using the native LinkedIn controls.

Additionally, when you write your LinkedIn description, it is best to write a new description for the platform. Copy and Paste directly from your resume can lead to formatting issues and a profile that sounds robotic and impersonal.

How to Add Resume to LinkedIn

In this next section, we’ll go over how to upload your resume on LinkedIn. For ease of use, we have included separate computer and iPhone instructions.

How to Add Resume to LinkedIn on Computer

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and go to LinkedIn.com
  2. Sign in or create an account.
  3. Go to the Jobs tab at the top of the page.
  4. On the left-hand side, you’ll see a menu of options. Go to Application settings.
  5. Make sure the toggle to save your resume is in the On position.
  6. Click Upload Resume
  7. Locate your resume file and select.

As a reminder, LinkedIn will save the four most recent resumes. This is great for those who may have various job skills and need tailored resumes for different jobs.

How to Add Resume to LinkedIn on iPhone

  1. Open the LinkedIn App (download it from the App Store if you don’t already have it)
  2. Sign in or create a new account
  3. On the bottom edge of the app, go to the Jobs tab. In some cases, you may be asked a few quick questions about your potential job search before you are brought to the jobs tab.
  4. At the top of the screen, next to the search bar, you will see three small dots. Tap this to open the menu.
  5. Choose Application Settings
  6. Make sure the toggle to save your resume is in the On position.
  7. Tap upload resume and locate your file.

How to Delete a Resume on LinkedIn

After you find a new job or feel like you don’t want your resume on your account anymore, you may want to delete your resume from your account.

Here are the step-by-step details on how to do that.

  1. Sign in to LinkedIn
  2. At the top of the page, click on the Me tab (it will have your picture if you uploaded one)
  3. In the dropdown menu, select Settings and Privacy.
  4. In settings, there will be a few sub-options on the left-hand side. Go to Data privacy.
  5. Scroll down to the Job Seeking Preferences section, and click on Job application settings.
  6. You’ll be able to manage your uploads on the page that comes up. This includes deleting any saved resumes or uploading a new one.

If you want to delete your resume from the app rather than the website, check out the next section on accessing your resume using the app.

Following those steps, you’ll be able to view, manage, and delete your resumes.

How to View Resume on LinkedIn App

To view your resume on the app, you would follow similar steps for deleting your resume on the website.

  1. Open the LinkedIn app and sign in with your account.
  2. Tap your picture in the upper left corner.
  3. At the bottom of the panel that appears, tap Settings.
  4. In the Settings menu, tap Data Privacy.
  5. Scroll down to Jon seeking preferences and tap Job application settings.
  6. Here you will be able to view all of your uploaded resumes.

Why Can’t I Add My Resume to LinkedIn?

If you are having trouble uploading your resume, you may use a file format that LinkedIn doesn’t support. LinkedIn allows you to upload PDF, .doc, and .docx files.

Another reason is using a browser that doesn’t support LinkedIn. If you are trying to use LinkedIn, make sure you are using one of the big four browsers (Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) for best results.

Lastly, if you are having trouble uploading, check your internet connection as it be unstable.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, we’ll cover common questions that come up when talking about resumes on LinkedIn. If your question isn’t here, it is likely already answered in the article above.

Who Can See My Resume on Linked In?

When you upload your resume to your account, no one but you can see your profile.

When you apply for a job through LinkedIn, your potential employer will be able to see the attached resume that you applied with.

Also, if you upload a resume directly into your profile, anyone who views your profile will be able to see your resume.

Wrapping Up

We hope that if you want to use LinkedIn for your next job search, this article was able to give you some insight on how to upload and manage your resume with the website.

LinkedIn is a great resource for connecting you to new opportunities, and having your resume already uploaded and ready to go makes it so much easier.

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