Is your LinkedIn address ending like this: b1457/71?

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If your LinkedIn URL ends likes this: e786/5m/31, learn how to delete it, how to beautify and simplify your LinkedIn address to just your first and last name.

 

When you first set up your LinkedIn profile, you will automatically be assigned a www address, also known as URL (Uniform Resource Locator). LinkedIn adds a code, like b1457/71, immediately after your name.

 

It’s done so that people with the same name can get their own LinkedIn profile. If not, as an example, only one David Jones would be able to register a profile on LinkedIn.

  • linkedin.com/in/sumate-charoenpoon-b1457/78
  • linkedin.com/in/amara-piyala-e786/5m/31
  • linkedin.com/in/eric-penfield-292a3322
  • linkedin.com/in/david-jones-f4241b58

But honestly, your LinkedIn address does not really look nice if you want to use your LinkedIn URL on your business card, in your email signature, in your resume, in your blog, your Facebook etc.

Do you agree that this looks a lot better?

  • linkedin.com/in/amara-piyala
  • linkedin.com/in/eric-penfield

Tip 1: The links above are only used for demo purposes to illustrate my points in the blog. The profile links are not activated.

Watch video with easy-to-follow instructions

In my short video below, I will teach you how simple it is to get rid of this combination of numbers, letters, and other random characters.

 

And finally, the video, click on the Watch Video image, then sit back and learn. Good luck. In short, these are the steps you need:

  1. Log into your LinkedIn account.
  2. Hover over “Me”- the very small round photo of yourself.
  3. Select “View Profile”.
  4. In the upper right corner, click “Edit public profile & URL”.
  5. Click the pencil icon next to your URL.
  6. Delete the code and click “Save”.

Tip 2: it doesn’t matter if it’s uppercase or lowercase. LinkedIn will automatically make all characters lowercase.

 

Tip 3: Delete the https:// when you type your LinkedIn URL on your business cards, resume, etc. It’s not necessary as long as your URL starts with www.

 

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Tom Sorensen

Tom Sorensen is an executive search veteran with over 25 years of experience recruiting in Asia, Europe, and Africa. He has worked in executive search in Thailand since 2003 and is recognized as one of the country’s top recruiters and most profiled headhunters.