While your friends may be able to help you to tweak your resume, find the perfect tie, or practice for that dream interview, don’t rely on them to take your professional Linked In photo.Keep in mind that nearly 120 candidates apply for a single position.
Having a professional Linked In photo establishes your credibility immediately.
It communicates to employers that you’re available, enthusiastic, and even that you keep your current profiles up-to-date.
You know the old saying: you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
In today’s world, the majority of “first impressions” take place online.
It’s best to go for standard business attire in your photo.
It’s a good idea to wear a suit jacket and a collared shirt (for both men and women.) If you’re going to wear a tie, always go for a solid color.
But when they see that picture, they’ll remember what you spoke about.
Employers are much more likely to reach out to someone they feel they already have some sort of a connection with.
Potential employers and headhunters don’t have time to call in every applicant for an interview.