Monday, May 25, 2015

Have you Critiqued Your LinkedIn Profile Pic Lately?

First impressions are lasting impressions, and one thing your LinkedIn pic will surely provide browsers is a first impression of who you are and what kind of work you do.  I recently had a chance to watch a great tutorial from Linked Into Leads showing some of the best profile photo fails.  It's a quick tutorial that shows both good and bad examples of pics. Click here to view the video.

Jeanine Vidal
I thought it would be a great idea to use the tips from the video and critique my own LinkedIn profile photo. Yes, this is me.

LinkedIn profiles should:

  1. Be from the elbows up to include the face - Check!
  2. Show attire that complements your profession - Check!
  3. Good background - Check!
  4. No couple pictures or family pet pictures - Check!
Thankfully, I am fully clothed (can you believe the profile pics that are shirtless?), but I can't help but feel there may be room for improvement. I passed the hard checks, but the pic is obviously an old selfie cell phone pic.  It may be time for an update, and maybe with a better quality camera.

So, your assignment, dear readers is to self critique your LI profile pic.  Tell me about your results in the comments below, or you can email me at

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