With LinkedIn growing in popularity, and many people finding their next employer or business partner online, it’s more important than ever to have a clean, well-lit, and professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile picture.
Since your photo is your way of welcoming someone new to your profile page, and it shows up every time to like, comment, or congratulate a potential client or colleague, you want to make sure your eyes are looking directly at the camera, just as if you were conversing with someone in person.
I recommend an engaging smile too, since your photo is your way of welcoming someone new to your profile page to meet you and learn about your skills, talent, and profession.
Here are 5 reasons it pays to have a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile picture:
Remember, in the elevator and on the Internet, YOU are the face of your brand.
If you have any stories of how your LinkedIn profile picture helped make a great first impression or connect you with your dream job, I’d love to hear! Leave a comment below, or feel free to send me an email!
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