Steps in Uploading Your LinkedIn Profile to Your Existing Account

2019-07-30T08:28:46+00:00July 16, 2018|

In current job search practices, your resume may not be enough to land your dream job. Hiring managers prefer online approach to find potential candidates. In fact, if you Google “how to become more visible to employers,” you’ll be surprised with countless articles that suggest boosting your online presence. This involves updating your social media profiles, such as your LinkedIn profile. But for newbies in LinkedIn, you may find it difficult to upload your improved profile into your account. Hence, here is the step-by-step guide on how to upload LinkedIn profile to an existing account.

1. Access your account.

First, go to https://www.linkedin.com and sign in to your account.

2. Update the content of your LinkedIn profile.

Once logged in, you’ll find this page on your desktop:

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At the upper right part of the screen, click the arrow down button below your picture. Afterwards, click View profile.

There are six major LinkedIn sections so far. These are:
1. Summary
2. Background
3. Skills
4. Recommendations
5. Accomplishments
6. Interests

These are pre-arranged sections. This means that users cannot reorder them.

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Moreover, each major section is divided into subsections which list detailed information of your background.

Summary

Background
– Work experience
– Education
– Volunteer experience

Skills
– Skills & endorsements

Recommendations

Accomplishments
– Certification
– Honors & awards
– Courses
– Language
– Patent
– Project
– Publication
– Test score
– Organization

Additional information

A. Edit the Summary section.

 

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After you clicked the edit button (pencil icon) on your profile page, a pop-up window will open. In this window, you can you edit or include the necessary information.

Likewise, you can change your profile and cover photos in this section.

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Copy the summary from the Word file you received from Resume Professional Writers and paste it on the Summary text field.

You can also upload your resume, annotated portfolio, or project portfolio by clicking the Upload button. You can check for the compatible file formats by clicking the “Supported formats” help link.

Afterwards, click Save.

B. Edit the Background section.

B1. Experience

Click the add button (plus icon) at the top right part to add a job experience or the edit button (pencil icon) to update an existing experience.

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Next, copy the information from the MS Word file of your LinkedIn profile. And then, paste them to the appropriate text fields.

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Once done, click Save.

Lastly, to add job/s, just click the add button (plus icon) and repeat the steps.

B2. Education

Click the add button (plus icon) at the top right part to add your education details. To update an existing entry, on the other hand, click the edit button (pencil icon).

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Again, copy the information from the soft copy of your LinkedIn profile and paste them to the appropriate text fields.

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Once done, click Save.

B3. Volunteer experience

To add a Volunteer experience section, click the Add profile section button below your tag line and profile picture at the top left part of the page. Then, click the add button (plus icon).

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Copy the information from the Word file of your LinkedIn profile and paste them to the appropriate text fields.

Once done, click Save.

C. Edit the Skills & endorsements section.

You can add or edit entries in this section also.

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When you click Add a new skill option, a pop-up window will open to let you add your skills. Note that you can only upload up to 50 entries.

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When you click the edit option (pencil icon), however, a pop-up window will open to let you rearrange or delete entries.

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Once done, click Save.

D. Edit the Recommendations section.

 

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When you click the Ask for a recommendation button, a pop-up window will open allowing you to send request for recommendation to your connections that you can include in your profile.

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When you click the edit option (pencil icon), a pop-up window will appear. This window allows you to decide whether you are going to post or not a specific recommendation on your profile.

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Once done, click Save.

E. Edit the Accomplishments section.

Click the add button (plus icon) at the top right part to add or edit subsections. A pop-up window will open for each corresponding subsection.

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This time, all you have to do is to copy the information from the soft copy of your LinkedIn profile and paste them to the appropriate text fields.

Once done, click Save.

3. Edit your contact number and personal details.

On your profile, click the See contact info to modify your contact and personal details.

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4. Edit your account and privacy settings.

You can also control how others can view your profile.

At the upper right part of the screen, click the arrow down button below your picture and then click Settings & Privacy.

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Next, under the Privacy tab, click Edit your public profile.

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In this section, you can personalize your LinkedIn URL to make it easier for other users to access your profile. You can also choose whether to make your profile visible to no one or to everyone. Hence, if you’ll make it visible to everyone, check the sections you want the public to view.

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On the left part of the screen is a preview of what the public can see on your profile, depending on the customized visibility settings you did.

Now, you’re done! Finally, your new and improved profile is ready to help boost your LinkedIn visibility to recruiters and employers.

Considering the tough competition today for job applicants, you need to find ways to make yourself marketable. And as mentioned in this article, one good way is LinkedIn profile writing or updating. So if you’re looking for a LinkedIn profile writing service that delivers results, Resume Professional Writers is here to assist you.

 

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