Adding links to resume

Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
Jul 21 14 Comments

I want to add links to my LinkedIn, GitHub, Stack overflow profile, the link of certificate and the link for the certification program, etc. But the links are too lengthy. I can't add them as hyperlink because I want the links to be visible to people reading the hard copy. If I use a URL shortener, the links might look unprofessional.
I think almost all the recruiters and interviewers would use a soft copy of the resume. So would it be a good idea if I end up using hyperlinks throughout? How do you prefer it in your resume?

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  • Booking.com / Other
    仆街 冚家鏟

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    Bit.ly?
    Jul 21 4
    • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
      OP
      Doesn't look professional
      Jul 21
    • Activision Blizzard 86753on
      Lol, since when is a url shortener not ‘professional’?

      I’ve been a hiring manager for years and not once have I ever said “oh no, he shortened the link! Rejected!’
      Jul 21
    • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
      OP
      @86753on:
      'Unprofessional' doesn't mean rejection.

      1. Most people like me don't trust shortened URLs. I don't want a sense of trust reduced during recruitment/interview process.
      2. If I see 'github' somewhere into the link, it feels like "okay, this guy contributes some open source stuff'. If I see 'stackoverflow' somewhere in the link, it feels like "okay, this guy participates in the tech communities". I won't get a similar feeling when I see 'bit.ly' in the link.
      3. Shortened URLs might not stay persistent.

      Again, I am a guy with just 2 yoe and not a hiring manager like you. YMMV.
      Jul 21
    • Activision Blizzard 86753on
      If someone makes it to the phase of review where I’m going to be following a “Github: bitly/banana1” link and they choose to use that opportunity to redirect me to Russia or porn, then that is their own stupid fault because they were close to getting an interview.
      Jul 21
  • Thales xxXW73
    Can you just use your handle ? For example:

    Github - @handle
    Stackoverflow - @handle

    Or shorten where can:

    LinkedIn.com/xyz
    Jul 21 1
    • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
      OP
      That's a good idea. I'll use handle wherever possible and use hyperlinks for too lengthy ones like that of certificate and certification program.
      Jul 21
  • Docker / Eng
    DckrSecBro

    Docker Eng

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    DckrSecBromore
    I used straight Bitly for a while and got good traffic from my resume. The analytics are nice. I've since used a short version of my professional domain for a custom shortener with Bitly. I've gotten explicitly good feedback about it 🤷‍♂️
    Jul 21 0
  • New / Eng
    Atr

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    Who prints resumes anyway?
    Jul 21 2
    • Booking.com / Other
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      Have you not been to an interview? The interviewer usually havs a print out of the resume and discuss previous achievements with the candidate.
      Jul 21
    • New / Eng
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      In all my interviews they had my resume in their laptop
      Jul 21
  • Microsoft / IT
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    I insert links.
    Handle looks neat, but it adds an extra step of them searching you, and hopefully the search result will only give things you wanted them to find.
    Links look uglier, but most people read your resume from their screens anyways.
    Jul 21 2
    • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
      OP
      "I insert links." Did you mean hyperlinks?
      Jul 21
    • Microsoft / IT
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      Yep
      Jul 21