Choosing Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

  • Choosing Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

    Scottsdale, AZ - August 26, 2022

    2022-08 Staffing Agencies in Scottsdale, AZ You only get one first impression, so you want to make sure it counts! When a recruiter, hiring manager, or decision-maker looks to see if you're on LinkedIn, one of the first things they'll see is your profile photo. So, using a professional image of yourself is essential, even with an online profile. In addition, a profile picture increases the chance your account will be viewed 14 times, according to LinkedIn.  

    As one of Scottsdale's leading  employment agencies , our team wants you to get the most out of your LinkedIn account, especially since it can be a great job seeker tool. So, if you're working on refreshing your LinkedIn account, here are a few tips to help you choose the best photo. 

    Beware of Selfies -If you can't get a professional headshot for your LinkedIn photo, that's okay. However, using a selfie for your headshot should be avoided; a little preparation will go a long way. Instead, ask a friend or family member to take your photo and dress to impress. 

    Abide by LinkedIn's Image Size Criteria -Occasionally, platforms adjust their preferred image sizes, and LinkedIn is no exception. As of now, LinkedIn suggests a photo size of 400 x 400 pixels. Of course, you can go bigger, but anything smaller will be degraded and not look good.  

    Try and Keep Your Photo Recent -Ideally, your photo should look as close to what you currently look like in the present. For example, if your photo is several years old and you've since changed in appearance enough, you should take a more updated photo and use that as your profile photo.  

    Check Your Background -Keep your photo simple and professional. You don't need to have fancy backdrops, company logos, or additional people in it, just you. You will also want to check the lighting, aim for a solid-colored wall or surface to stand in front of, and depending on your photo, maybe use a soft blur to highlight your profile.  

    Don't Be Afraid to SMILE! -Professional doesn't mean you can't crack a smile or a bit of personality. If someone interested in hiring you checks out your profile, they'll more likely see you as more approachable.  

    Locally owned and operated, Express Employment Professionals in Scottsdale, AZ is a Full-Service Staffing and Recruitment Firm that continually exceeds expectations by providing services to companies in our community while also helping job seekers find employment.  

    Express Employment Professionals - Scottsdale, AZ  
    15227 N 87th St Unit 115  
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260  
    (480) 355-3100