Your head shot should add value to your profile. Fix these common mistakes to get it on the right track.
In today’s marketplace, it’s not enough to have a well-written resume and a list of great referrals; it’s essential for every job seeker to develop and actively monitor their online professional brand.
While a photo on your resume is still considered taboo, recruiters have come to expect a picture to accompany your online professional profiles. In fact, your LinkedIn profile is 40 percent more likely to get clicked on if it contains an image. Here at TheLadders, we also encourage our members to upload a profile picture.
However, not just any image will do. Choose your picture strategically so that it enhances, rather than damages, your professional brand. [TWEET]
To help, I’ve created a list of nine profile picture pitfalls to avoid.