A picture is worth a thousand words, so what does your professional photo say about you? Does it say you’re friendly, professional, and easy to get along with? A great profile picture can help you land an interview.
You want to look like a credible, confident, and professional person who anyone would want to have in their office. Hiring managers look at profile photos to get a sense of who you are…and if they don’t see a photo that conveys friendliness and professionalism, you may get overlooked. To help you attract job offers and stand out from the crowd, keep these guidelines in mind when you’re snapping your pics.
This is about YOU
Make sure you are front and center, and the focus of the photo. If you opt for a more exciting shot in a specific locale, be wary of distracting backgrounds that may outshine you. Close-ups really are your best bet. The profile picture on LinkedIn is quite small. Having your head and shoulders fill the frame ensures those viewing your profile get a good look at your confident and approachable expression.