Is It a Bad Idea to Put URL’s in My Resume or Cover Letter? |

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EP 1492 Only if you make the mistake I outline.

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The question I received is, “Is it a bad idea to put url’s in my resume or cover letter?”

No! It's not a bad idea. It's only a bad idea if you use this as an excuse to not provide a full-fledged resume or cover letter that does all the things that a traditional resume or cover letter do. You use the URL to support things that you say or to illustrate things that you talk about in the resume or cover letter but not to replace it.

For example, if you’re a creative and you have a URL to a site where you have examples of your work that you're talking about in the resume, that is perfect. If you are someone who is making it convenient for people to scope your LinkedIn profile, perfect! That’s because, frankly, you're being proactive in demonstrating that you have this experience and you know that they will look anyway. So, you just making it convenient for them. If anything, the LinkedIn profile is something that all recruiters look at all the time because they're looking for congruence or incongruence and if you’re offering it up, you’re demonstrating that your profile is going to show something congruent with what you’re talking about your resume, right?

So, no, include URLs all the time where they illustrate things that will support your candidacy. If they don't support your candidacy, why would you offer them up anyway, right? It's just a place with additional information that saves you space in your resume and takes them to something that you control. I think it's a great idea.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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