Get A Professional LinkedIn Profile Photo
A picture says a thousand words
A professional photo is a critical component of your LinkedIn profile. After all, a face leaves a longer lasting impression than a name.
Your photo makes you immediately recognisable and more approachable to other LinkedIn users. It also provides a personal and human element to your profile.
It will help you make a professional first impression and makes your LinkedIn profile seven times more likely to be viewed by others.
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Tip #1 - Pick a head shot:
Your profile photo space is limited, so it should only reveal your head, neck and shoulders. If you include your entire body, users may not be able to recognise you.
Tip #2 - Wear professional attire:
LinkedIn is a professional services and employment focused platform. This means a dress shirt or blouse, a shirt and tie, or even a suit. Avoid white clothing (because it washes you out), clothing that is revealing, too much makeup, unruly hairstyles, and jewelry.
Tip #3 - Simple is best:
Your photo should be of you and only you. Do not include anyone or anything else. Avoid busy backgrounds, instead stand against a solid-colored, light background.
Tip #4 - Select a recent photo:
Don’t use a dated photo. A current photo is best so you can be recognised immediately when meeting someone.
Tip #5 - Consistency is key:
To develop a strong professional online brand, your professional photo should be utilised across all professional and social networking platforms.
Tip #6 - Enlist a professional:
It is actually cheaper than you might think to get a professional photographer to take some portrait shots. Given this photo is going to be a key element in making that critical first impression and that it can be reused across all your social accounts, you might like to use a professional photographer.
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