“14 times more visits & 36 times more chances to receive a message with a professional headshot.”
That’s the data on having a professional headshot on LinkedIn. Linkedin is the place for online business networking. LinkedIn is not just a social site. Which means that your LinkedIn profile photo is your identify and first impression.
If the data shows that your Linkedin profile with a professional headshot will receive roughly 14 times more profile views and are 36 times more likely to receive a message on Linkedin, it goes to show that your headshot photograph needs to show your approachability and confidence. The right headshot photograph will also help you rank higher in memorability. Your headshot is your #1 marketing tool.
Keep these tips in mind when you’re updating your headshot portrait on LinkedIn:
* Cropped tight to show your face
* Clean, uncluttered background; preferably a solid white, gray, or black color
* Create a pleasant facial expression that demonstrates that you are confident and approachable
* Hire a professional photographer who specializes in headshots
Headshot photography is a sub-specialty of portrait photography, so something to be aware of is this: Just because a photographer does weddings, family portraits, or newborn photography, it doesn’t mean they are specialized in headshot photography.
Check out Brenda Boyd Photography at www.brendaboydphotography.com to see the power of a headshot. If you’re serious about your job search and your LinkedIn profile, get a headshot photograph by a professional headshot photographer.
ABOUT BRENDA BOYD PHOTOGRAPHY: Brenda Boyd is a professional headshot photographer serving the Menifee, Murrieta, and Temecula valley in Southern California. Follow Brenda on Instagram @brendaboydphotography.