Your LinkedIn Photo

In several of my blog postings, I have mentioned the importance of your LinkedIn photo.  For one thing, you can not achieve a 100% complete profile status unless you have a photograph posted.  From everything I hear, having less than “100% profile completeness” will knock you out of serious consideration by many (if not most) recruiters using LinkedIn.

I have also offered some advice on what makes a photograph effective.  I would encourage you to read “Your Picture” for my two cents.

And more recently, I have mentioned the damage that can be caused by using a bad photo.  The following is an excerpt from my “If I’d asked people What  they wanted…” posting:

What is the benefit of updating your LinkedIn network with “Seasoned chemical engineer looking for a challenging position in the Dallas semiconductor industry” every day …day after day…? This is particularly bad if your LinkedIn photo looks a little bit depressed. You are just reinforcing an image of yourself as a hapless job seeker unable to gain any traction week after week.

Today, I read a great “Career Realism” posting called, “Your LinkedIn Profile Picture May Be Killing Your Job Prospects.” by Joshua Waldman.  Take a look at it and see if perhaps you should change your profile picture.

James Snider
Global Business Development and Social Media Marketing
Anyone can give you social media.  I make sure it’s marketing.

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James Snider is the Vice President of Business Development for Engstrom Trading, LLC. Engstrom imports products from Scandinavian countries and builds a market for them in the USA and Canada. View all posts by jamessnider

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