In today’s hiring process, it’s typically common for applications to be accepted and processed online. To highlight your previous work and to give you the advantage against other candidates, it’s generally acceptable to place links directly onto your resume. These are our tips on how to correctly place links onto your resume.
Only Share Your Professional Links
Feel free to share links to professional sites such as your LinkedIn or websites that specifically showcase your previous work. Unless you are applying to a Social Media related position or use your social sites strictly for promotional content, it’s best to leave sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter off your resume.
Shorten and Personalize Your Links
Whatever you do, don’t just copy and paste your link URL directly onto your resume. Use websites such as Bitly to shorten your links and to use the least amount of space as possible. This will keep your resume looking clean and allow for easy navigation when needed.
Organize Your Links
If you find that you have an abundance of links that you would like the hiring manager or recruiter to consider, it may be time to create a separate portfolio. Whatever you do, avoid scattering links from different websites all over your resume. Chances are that the links will not take the time to click through them all and could distract hiring managers from seeing the importance of your experiences.
Where Do Links Go?
Place the link(s) you are providing by your contact information, unless they are relevant to a specific company. As a reminder, it is best to provide a link to your portfolio if you find that you have too many links on your page and reference when needed.
Check Your Links
Make sure your links are working properly. Double check the links you’ve provided in PDF form or send them to a friend for overview. Don’t let a broken link be the reason you missed out on an opportunity to land your dream job.