10 Tips to Have a Professional LinkedIn Profile Picture Tip no Four

Your LinkedIn profile picture is an important  element of your LinkedIn presence. According to LinkedIn just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others.

It’s best to have a headshot taken by a professional photographer. A photographer can ensure that the lighting is flattering and that you’re putting your best foot (or rather, face) forward.

Usually a photographer (like me) will help you with getting the right photo for your LinkedIn Profile but not always.

So here’s the fourth of 10 Tips to make sure you’re getting what you need to make an impact on LinkedIn.

4. Be the only person in the picture

It’s great to show that you love your team. But if you use a group photo as your profile pic, any one looking may be unsure which person is you.

To leave candidates with no doubt about what you look like, choose a solo photo for your profile pic. Cropping a group photo isn’t the best solution, since you might see a random hand or shoulder popping into the frame. If you do want to include a team picture on your profile, you could use this for your banner picture instead.

If you’re In Perth, Western Australia, I’d be happy to help you achieve your best look


Published by Nick k

Director of Want a Headshot? Partner at katin images, a travel photography business.

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