After adding a contact on a professional social media platform, I was presented with a list of suggested contacts. I was amazed at how many connection suggestions had no or a poor profile photo. How can I confirm our connection if I can’t see who you are?
If you are going to add a profile photo to a site for professionals, please use these suggestions:
Use a neutral background. That means DON”T hang a sheet behind you!
Watch the angle of the flash. You don’t want a sliver of shadow to outline you.
If you’re taking the picture in your office, turn on the flash. You don’t want black eyes.
Use a professional pose. Don’t pose like you’re doing a porn shoot.
Forget the “selfie”. Have someone take the picture.
Resize the image to upload so it fills the space allowed.
Of course, if you want to look real professional, schedule a sitting with a professional photographer. Your personal brand will be greatly enhanced. I hope this helps.