We hear it all the time, “I hate having my photo taken!” or “I don’t look good in photos”.

Sound familiar?

Great, we’re talking about people just like you!

People who have avoided posting a profile photo on Linkedin, and there’s just an anonymous grey silhouette next to their profile.

Sorry folks, but you should ALWAYS include a professional photo of yourself on Linkedin.

If you’re a job seeker, you need to have a picture that hiring managers can see to get a feel for whether you are the right fit for their company.

A great photo also helps potential connections determine whether you’re the John Smith or Mary Jones they know or not. Without a great professional headshot, you could be missing out on opportunities to network or be hired!

A great Linkedin Photo needs to look like you, preferably the professional version of you, and on a really good day!

So how do you want the world to see you?

Do you want to be seen as …

  • Warm, Smiling and Friendly
  • Professional and Approachable
  • Knowledgable and Capable
  • Successful
  • Trustworthy
  • Creative and Unique

Like most people, you probably want all of these!

But each requires a different expression and approach to create the perfect Linkedin Photo. Always talk to your photographer about how you want to be portrayed. If they’re a Headshot specialist they’ll know how to guide, coach and prompt you to smile the perfect smile, or deliver a confident business-like gaze that makes you look like a trusted advisor.

Here’s a Few Great Tips …

Wear professional business attire – Gents, either a Suit and tie or for a more relaxed, casual business look a plain shirt and jacket without the tie.

Ladies, a plain suit and a white, blue or pink blouse always works. Solid colours photograph best. Keep your jewellery simple and stylish. For a casual look, bring solid colours, no patterns and long sleeves.

If in doubt, imagine you’re going to a first meeting with an important new client, what will you wear to make that best, first impression? That’s the direction you should take for your important professional Linkedin Photograph.

Be sure to look directly into the camera so the connection with people viewing your image is strong. Always avoid outdoor shots. Your eyes can be squinting and be sure to remove hats, sunglasses and props.

Some people fall in the trap of posting a snapshot taken at a wedding or function. You can easily spot these because the friend next to them is cropped out but there’s still a mysterious hand on their shoulder looking like “Thing” from the Addams Family!

Keep it clean and simple after all, you’re selling yourself, and what price do you put on that?

Even more importantly, what is it costing you not to?

At the Melbourne Headshot Company, we specialise in making people just like you, look FANTASTIC on Linkedin. It’s 100% guaranteed, if you don’t get the most amazing photo for Linkedin, don’t pay us!

Contact us to book your session on 03 96421656 or click Here to get started.

Related Topics: Session Pricing, What to Wear, The Process