Doing a LinkedIn Photo shoot?

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FriendlyPeon said:  

Professional photo shoot.

That compels an amendment to my list of disadvantages:

  • you may be considered ugly
  • you may be considered to underestimate the intelligence of your hiring manager

Al3xK said:   100% Worth it! Ignore anybody who says otherwise. Whenever I receive an application, I often LinkedIn them to see who I'm reading about. We're all human and judge each other. Attractive women do much better than ugly ones. I also take more notice when a good looking female recruiter on LinkedIn contacts me.

If you get one picture on LinkedIn, make it a good one. Business casual. My coworker's company image is the same one they took against a brick wall and it makes him look like a child. He's now the Sr. VP and I was just commenting about how every email I received from him (using MS Outlook) made him look like a kid because of his thumbnail on the emails. He recently changed it and now I can take him seriously.

This is a good point. More and more, these photo-icons are showing up next to e-mail messages, texts, etc., on computers, tablets and phones. A decent photo helps your message stand out. Doesn't matter what you look like as much as whether or not its a decent photo -- it's the quality and energy of the photo that make the most difference.

Just suit and pants needed... Spend that money for the photographer

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