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LinkedIn: 8 mistakes not to make when choosing a profile photo

LinkedIn: 8 mistakes not to make when choosing a profile photo

By Manuela C. Friday 29 December 2017

Here are 8 mistakes you shouldn't make when choosing your LinkedIn profile photo.

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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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. the animal lover: unless you're a vet, taking a photo with your dog or cat doesn't look professional
  7. 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
  8. the empty silhouette: choosing not to put any photo makes you lose points, you are not credible in the eyes of an employer

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Via | UK BusinessInsider

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