LinkedIn is one of the best ways on the internet to promote yourself as a professional. Your LinkedIn page is like your very own personal online portal where you can list your achievements and accomplishments and details about your job experience and skills. This information is shared with everyone who you are connected with, as well as other professionals, headhunters, CEO’s and recruiters who might be looking for someone like you and stumble upon your profile. LinkedIn is also regarded as the second best way to get a job nowadays, second only to employee referrals. It is imperative that you know how to communicate your value to like minded professionals and employers and it all starts with your picture.
We all know, a first impression is a lasting impression. Your photo is a very important part of your LinkedIn profile for a number of reasons. When you meet a LinkedIn contact in person for the first time, they will be able to recognize you because of your photo.
Incorporating a quality photo into your LinkedIn profile will help you make the right impression and maximize the number of people who view your profile. Here are a few tips to make sure your LinkedIn photo is picture perfect:
• Hire a professional photographer
• Make sure you are the only subject in the photo
• Wear appropriate professional or business casual attire
• Keep your head straight and upright
• Use a pleasant facial expression
• Do not use your company’s product logo as a photo
Remember employers use your profile to see if you look like someone who could represent their organization. You communicate how much you care about your profile, image, and reputation by how you present yourself in your profile picture. If you do not take your picture seriously, an employer would be hard-pressed to believe you would take their business seriously.
At Capitol Photo Headshots we know the power of authentic portrait photography. Contact us today to schedule a portrait photography session for your LinkedIn profile page at 203-255-4002.