What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Photo Say About You?
Is it Professional, Likable, or Influential? How would you know?
As the world’s largest professional networking platform, LinkedIn connects 680 million people from over 200 countries, in 24 different languages – daily.
What brand image are you sending out in the form of your profile photo? What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Photo Say About You? With new users joining by the minute, South Africa contributes 4 million users to LinkedIn. With 40% of the total number of users connecting daily, it is undeniablythe most successful professional platform to launch your Professional Brand.
All successful professional brands need to convey an authentic and relevant profile photo. Far too often in my work with clients I get asked this question What Does my LinkedIn Profile Photo Say?
As one of the older social networks, LinkedIn has survived changes in technology since its inception 15 years ago. It continues to successfully bridge the divide between the generation gaps; with 20 yr. old to 60 yr. old’s enjoying the online professional engagement.
So, what exactly does your LinkedIn profile photo say about you?
How can you be 100% sure that it is conveying the right message about you? We turn to a super great app called Photofeeler to answer this for us!
Photofeeler is a free user-based testing website that tells you how you are perceived in your profile photographs. Website: https://www.photofeeler.com
Photofeeler is a really simple tool to use. What we like most about it is how the service is engineered to maintain their unbiased and independent reviews.
For example, the user community consists of you and I so once you have registered and created an account,
- to get feedback on your photo you have
- to give feedback on someone else’s photo.
First impressions last……
- Chose a photo that looks like you…..
- Face should take up 60% of frame
- Chose the right expression
- Wear what you would wear to work
- Background photo – relevant not distracting
Sheer genius- offering free reliable & unbiased advice.
This is a great tool for getting an opinion on your LinkedIn profile photo. As the opinions come from outside of your immediate network, you do not have to ask, ‘how do I look in this picture?’ question to friends and family anymore!
By using Photofeeler’s free service, you can be reassured of the fact that a diverse enough cross section of the population has given you their opinion.
And not just your brother- in- law.
So that you will confidently be able to say what Your LinkedIn Profile Photo Says About You!
Technology is great~ especially when it enhances our own efforts.
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