The business networking site, LinkedIn, recently invited me to publish articles on their website, so I took them up on it. OK, I’m sure that LOTS of people got the same invitation, but I did it anyway. My first article was about why LinkedIn profile photos are so important, and it’s now been shared a number of times, is posted in several different LinkedIn “groups”, and has received a bunch of good comments. LinkedIn has now marked me as a “Top Contributor” in the “Annapolis” group.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Why LinkedIn Profile Photos are So Important
Every business decision should have a goal in mind, and that includes your LinkedIn profile. You likely have a profile because you are either wanting to gain more business in your current line of work, or because you are wanting to find a new job. In either case, your photo is one of the first things people see when viewing your profile, and it can make or break that valuable first impression.
In spite of what many of us call it, LinkedIn is not a social network. Instead, it is a business network and your profile should reflect that by clearly telling who you are and what you do. That all starts by having the right profile photo….
If you want to see some tips on what to do and what to avoid for an effective profile photo, click here to read the rest of article on LinkedIn. If you’re a LinkedIn subscriber you can also make comments there, or feel free to comment on this page as well.