How to Upload Your Resume to Indeed

By Indeed Editorial Team

February 22, 2021

Having your resume online can be a beneficial and efficient way to quickly apply to jobs online. Indeed provides an uploading option if you already have your resume prepared, and there is also the option to create a resume using Indeed's resume maker. In addition to having your resume online, you can browse jobs and apply to ones that look interesting. In this article, you will learn how to upload your resume to Indeed if yours is ready to go, how to create a new resume and some additional tips for using Indeed's resume features.

Why is it beneficial to upload your resume online?

Uploading your resume online can increase the chances that hiring managers and recruiters view your resume. Additionally, uploading your resume can make it easy to submit online job applications that also require you to attach your resume. Keeping a professional profile online that includes your resume can also be beneficial for building a professional network and reaching out directly to companies that you may be interested in working for. Having your resume online means a simple button-click to share your skills, qualifications and related experience.

On Indeed.com you will have two options for posting a resume as follows:

  • Upload and format your resume on Indeed.

  • Create a new resume with Indeed's resume maker.

How to upload and format your resume on Indeed

Uploading your current resume to Indeed is quite simple using the following steps, and you can also complete formatting, proofreading and setting up your job profile:

  1. Select the 'upload your resume' button.

  2. Choose the file you want to upload.

  3. Create a free account on Indeed.

  4. Format and edit your resume.

  5. Select your desired privacy setting.

  6. Download your resume from Indeed.

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1. Select the 'upload your resume' button

First, visit Indeed's homepage and select the 'Upload Your Resume' button. This will take you to a page where you are presented with two options: one to upload your resume and one to build a resume through Indeed. Click the 'upload your resume' button again.

2. Choose the file you want to upload

Next, a window will pop up for you to choose the resume file you would like to upload. Choose your file and click 'open' at the bottom of the file upload box. After you click 'open', Indeed will prompt you to enter your email address so you can create a free account. You will need to do this to gain access to Indeed's resume editor after uploading your file so you can revise your resume to fit into Indeed's template.

3. Create a free account on Indeed

After uploading your file and entering your email address to get started, you will continue the account creation process by creating a password and confirming your email address with Indeed. Once you have created your account, you can then use the resume editor to revise your resume according to Indeed's template.

4. Format and edit your resume

Once your resume is entered into the system, you can rework each section and tailor it to the job you want to apply to. Indeed's resume format can sometimes separate sections, so make sure that everything is situated in the appropriate resume sections. Go ahead and proofread your resume at this point.

5. Select your desired privacy setting

Select your desired privacy setting after formatting and reviewing your resume. Indeed has two settings: one for keeping your resume and job profile private, and a setting to make your resume and profile public. Choose what you are comfortable with, but keep in mind that keeping your resume public can increase employer views. You can also finish filling in your job profile as part of your Indeed account.

6. Download your resume and select a style

Finally, Indeed also enables you to download your resume straight from your Indeed account. All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of your profile page and click the 'resume' option to view your resume. Once there, you can click the 'download resume' button and a dialog box will open and prompt you to choose a style. Indeed offers several styles for downloading your resume. Simply choose your favorite style and download it to your device.

Read More: 10 Resume Writing Tips to Help You Land a Job

Create a new resume with Indeed's resume maker

You can also create a brand new resume using Indeed's resume maker option. Follow these steps to guide you through the process:

  1. Select the 'upload your resume' button.

  2. Enter your email and create a password.

  3. Follow the steps for creating your resume.

  4. Proofread and edit your resume.

  5. Select the privacy setting you want.

  6. Download your resume to your device.

1. Select the 'upload your resume' button

First, select the 'upload your resume' button featured on Indeed's homepage. This will take you to a page where you can choose to upload a resume or build your resume using Indeed. Here is where you will click the 'build your resume' button to create a resume from scratch.

2. Enter your email address and confirm

Next, you will need to create your Indeed account to gain access to the resume editor. Enter your email address and confirm it when you are prompted to after clicking the 'build your resume' button. Once you confirm your email address with Indeed, you will then be able to log in and use Indeed's editor to create your resume.

3. Follow the steps for creating your resume

After creating your account, continue through Indeed's prompts to enter the information you want on your resume. You will need to enter basic information like your name and contact details, work experience, education and skills. Once you have completed these steps, your resume will be ready to view.

4. Proofread and edit your resume

Then, review your resume and correct any typos, misspelled words, punctuation and other grammatical errors. You can then select your privacy setting.

5. Select the privacy setting you want

After reviewing your resume, select the privacy setting you want. You can make your resume and job profile public, or you can set these to private. It can be beneficial to keep your resume public, though, so hiring managers and recruiters can find it through candidate searches.

6. Download your resume to your device

Finally, you can download your resume to your device. Similar to uploading your resume, this feature is available for every resume you create. Downloading your resume also allows for easy printing in case you need to submit a hard copy of your qualifications.

Related: How to Write a Resume Employers Will Notice

Additional tips for uploading your resume

You can also use the following tips to guide you when using Indeed to showcase your resume:

  • Be sure to fill out all sections. Filling out all resume sections can ensure you are showcasing your most relevant experience and credentials.

  • Take the skill assessments. Indeed offers various skill assessments that you can take to showcase your skills on your profile. You can elect to make your scores public or keep them private.

  • Consider publicizing your resume. Select the 'public' setting so recruiters and hiring managers can view your resume.

  • Use Indeed's resume maker: You can also use the resume maker to make multiple resumes tailored for each specific job you apply to and download each one to your device for future job applications.

  • Keep a master resume: Keep a master, or general resume, as a default to showcase your most relevant and applicable skills and qualifications.

Uploading your resume to Indeed offers a streamlined and efficient way to tailor your expertise to the jobs you apply to, and it can be extremely beneficial for quickly applying to jobs online as soon as you see the positions you are interested in.

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