First Impressions on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with a total of about 467 million members in over 200 countries and territories, with more professionals signing up at a rate of 2 new members per second. To actively participate in this network, a complete and up-to-date LinkedIn profile is necessary. This implies a professional profile picture is necessary.
Like I have always said...
Your LinkedIn profile photo acts as a first impression and you do not get a second chance at a first impression. Your LinkedIn profile picture, this virtual handshake, also speaks to your audience and it must align with your role as a professional. It’s typically recommended to use a photo that says you are approachable, knowledgeable, and friendly. You get to decide how you are perceived to your clients and the general public. The impression you create can affect future job opportunities and future collaborations. LinkedIn has evolved from a text-heavy social network, to one that allows its members to embrace additional images, videos, and other digital presentations. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase yourself and your unique story.
Our team at Alimond Studio is now offering videos! Whether it is a video exclusively for LinkedIn and Facebook or an entire mini series of educational videos, together we can plan how the videos can assist you in reaching your business goals. This is great way to continuously showcase your personal or professional brand.
Need extra help uploading that new headshot?
LinkedIn recommends the member to choose a square profile picture under 8 MB in file size. Our packages, regardless if you choose 1 or 100 retouched files will include a full resolution image and an uploadable resized image that works perfect for LinkedIn. After you have your photo downloaded onto your computer or mobile device, you are ready to upload the image onto LinkedIn in 5 easy steps.
1. On your Home menu click your current profile photo if you already have one in place.
2. When you are in your profile, click your current profile photo again to add your desired photo.
3. Here you will be able to upload your photo. Here you will be given a preview of what your photo will look like. You can even resize the photo and change its position.
4. Click Save and you are ready to impress your audience.