LinkedIn is one of the best ways to advance as a professional on the internet. Your LinkedIn profile is like your personal online directory that lists your accomplishments, your achievements and your skills.
Such information is shared with all the people with whom you are related, as well as others who are head-hunters, managers and recruiters who might search for and fall upon your profile for someone like you. LinkedIn is also considered today to be the second best way to get a job, after employee referrals. You need to learn how to communicate your interest like thought-professionals and employers and everything begins with your image.
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.