Your headshot is one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn profile. A good first impression encourages the viewer to read the rest of your profile. Business portraits are now on websites, social networking sites and even attached to emails we send. Below are a few simple tips for choosing the perfect LinkedIn profile photo.
Wear Professional Attire
Since LinkedIn is a professionally oriented platform, make sure that your photo depicts you in a manner appropriate for your field. Typically this means a dress shirt or blouse, a shirt and tie, or even a suit. Choose solid dark colors like blue or black. Avoid white, it can make you appear washed out. Dressing professionally also means dressing cleanly and simply, avoid wearing too much makeup, or any over the top, distracting hairstyles and jewelry. Continue reading