By Manuela C. Friday 29 December 2017
Here are 8 mistakes you shouldn't make when choosing your LinkedIn profile photo.
LinkedIn – If it is true that you should not judge a book by its cover, it is also true that putting a wrong photo on LinkedIn could cause serious problems: maybe we have the most fantastic CV in the world, but if the recruiter sees first of all a photo of us dancing in disco while having a drink, well, let's say that this does not give a good impression on us. Koka Sexton, a former LinkedIn employee, explains what the are eight serious mistakes not to make when using a LinkedIn profile photo:
- the old man: you don't put a ten year old photo as a LinkedIn profile picture, even if our favorite, recruiters want to see what you are like now
- the party boy: we all love to go out and have fun, but the photos of our hangover or parties are not good for the LinkedIn profile, not the right place to post them
- the shadow: fine artistic photos, but if all that potential recruiters and customers see of us as a romantic shadow on a beautiful landscape, they will hardly take us into consideration
- the bachelor: you have to attract potential employers and customers, not future life companions, LinkedIn not a dating site, so avoid photos taken to attract partners
- the frowning: try to put a photo where you have a serene, detached and professional expression. A frowning face or with strange grimaces does not attract employers
- the animal lover: unless you're a vet, taking a photo with your dog or cat doesn't look professional
- the selfie: those left for Instagram, seeing you in a photo with an elongated arm to take a selfie of you an image by amateurs on LinkedIn
- the empty silhouette: choosing not to put any photo makes you lose points, you are not credible in the eyes of an employer
LinkedIn: 6 popular recommendations and tips not to follow
LinkedIn: Here are 6 popular recommendations and tips not to follow.
Via | UK BusinessInsider
Photos | esthervargasc