The Best Pose for Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

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by Donna Svei on May 13, 2014

You can improve your LinkedIn profile photo by looking directly into the camera and smiling as though you’re greeting your best friend. Like this:

Each of the people in this photo look warm, friendly, and trustworthy, like people you would want as colleagues. That’s the best pose for most of us.

One caveat, dress appropriately for the job you want to land. Most of these people are wearing casual clothing. If your next job would be a suit and tie environment, then dress to that standard.

The 8 Most Common Mistakes in LinkedIn Profile Photos

If you want to learn about the eight most common mistakes in LinkedIn profile photos, and how to get them fixed on the cheap, then check out my companion piece to this post (on LinkedIn Publisher) here.


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