10 Tips to Have a Professional LinkedIn Profile Picture Tip No Seven

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 no seven of 10 Tips to make sure you’re getting what you need to make an impact on LinkedIn.

7. Avoid distracting backgrounds

Where you take your picture matters. You don’t want anything to distract from your face, so a simple background can help ensure that you’re the focal point.

That’s not to say you have to be standing in a white, empty space. Taking the picture outside in nature or against a painted wall can keep things simple without being boring. If you want to showcase cool details of where you work, though, that might be better for your banner image.

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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