Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Yes we get it.
You are an interesting & unique person.
You have a family
You go on beach holidays (usually)
You like sport
. . . . & cocktails.
But guess what?!?! LinkedIn is NOT the platform to show all of these interesting, wonderful & personal things about you in your profile picture.
LinkedIn is a professional networking site.
It is where recruiters & employers make SNAP decisions about whether or not you will suit their company & can do the job they require.
To ensure you are not dismissed make the photo
📌 Plain background
📌 So that you are the only person in the photo
📌 With good lighting
Remember this is not Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter or any of the other Social Media platforms.
If you are selling yourself as a credible professional make it a professional photo. You only get one chance to make a 1st impression – so make it count. Make it great!
. . . Or don’t. It’s entirely up to you of course.
Anything else to add please write in the comments section.