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8 Things To Avoid In Your LinkedIn Profile Photo [Infographic]

Posted by Jamie Shanks on Apr 23, 2015 7:15:44 AM


Your LinkedIn photo is the first thing buyers see when they view your profile. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression as well as showcase your personal brand. According to LinkedIn, profiles that have a photo are actually 11X more likely to be viewed. Ultimately, this could make or break your future relationship with them.

Getting the perfect LinkedIn photo is definitely easier said than done though. Take a look at your photo and ask yourself these questions. Are you using party photos? Do you look intense and angry? Is your pet in the photo with you? Did you forget to add a photo?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. We wanted to make sure you put your best face forward so we gathered these 8 common mistakes in LinkedIn photos. Sometimes it’s easier to know what to avoid, so take a look!

Key Takeaways:

  • A great LinkedIn photo will have your face take up at least 60% of the frame - Tweet this!
  • Context is king, wear what you'd wear to work in your LinkedIn photo - Tweet this!
  • Look straight again when taking your LinkedIn photo and keep your eyes on the camera - Tweet this!

 Things To Avoid In Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

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Jamie Shanks

Jamie Shanks

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Jamie Shanks is a world-leading Social Selling expert and author of the book, "Social Selling Mastery - Scaling Up Your Sales And Marketing Machine For The Digital Buyer". A true pioneer in the space of digital sales transformation, Jamie Shanks has trained over 10,000's of sales professionals and leaders all around the world.

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