What is the process for uploading a resume to Idealist?

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Want to simplify your job search? Uploading your resume to Idealist is a great way to start!


Upload your resume so you can apply to jobs directly through Idealist. Better yet, mark it as Visible to Employers, then complete your Employment Profile to get noticed for relevant opportunities without even applying! 

Follow these easy steps and you’re on your way:

  1. Log in to Idealist.org or Sign up if you haven’t already!
  2. Click your name in the upper right corner of any page, and select “Profile” from the drop down menu. 
  3. In the “Resume” section, upload or drag your resume in PDF format. Uploaded the wrong resume by accident? No problem! You can always upload a new resume to replace the old one, or click the “x” next to the document to delete it.
  4. Next, select your “Privacy Settings.”  If you choose to be “Visible to Employers” and add at least one job to your work history, your resume and contact information will be discoverable by hiring managers on Idealist.

Complete the rest of your Employment Profile by adding more roles in your work history and up to five skills you can bring to your next position. Then, simply specify your preferred location at your next role as well as your remote or relocation preferences. If you’re contacted by an organization with a matching opportunity, be sure to follow their instructions to complete your application if you’re interested.

Screenshot of the Idealist website showing where to add a resume to your Employment Profile

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