Level Up your LinkedIn Headshot
The image you share on your LinkedIn profile should be professional and make you seem approachable and confident. Think of it like meeting an important business contact for the first time face-to-face. You want to offer a firm handshake, a genuine smile, and a self-assured stance.
We can help you strike a balance between somber passport photo and carefree late-night selfie to achieve that “I’m-a-pro-and-you-should-work-with-me” first impression.
Not on LinkedIn? No problem. Swing by our booth and we’ll snap a pic that you can use on Instagram, your website, or even as a feature photo in next year’s holiday greeting cards. How you use your photo is totally up to you!
Ready for your close up?
Check out our 4 top tips to get camera ready:
1. Get dressed
Think “meeting with a key client.” Aim for timeless rather than ultra-trendy. This will help your photo feel fresh instead of dated and out of style. Oh! And don’t worry about the shoes—we won’t see them. Focus on the shoulders up.
2. Show your face
Don’t hide behind your hair, prominent glasses, or a hat. Your face is uniquely you, and it’s a helpful thing to be able to be spotted in the crowd (or coffee shop) based on your profile photo.
3. Keep it simple
Consider wearing solid colors instead of busy prints. Dark colors work best. Choose a subtle style approach that you’re confident and familiar with. Not sure if neon paisley bowties are your thing? Today is not the day to find out.
4. Keep it natural
Look at the camera and smile. That’s it. No tricky over-the-shoulder glances, and no duck lips, fish gapes, or sparrow face required. (Feel free to smize though.) Our pro photographer will help you find the light and relax into a natural, confident pose. All you have to do is smile!
LinkedIn & Resume Makeover
Ready to sharpen up your entire LinkedIn image—not just your headshot? We can help.
As a people performance company, we specialize in helping marketing and communications talent across the Pacific North West stand out from the crowd.
We see a lot of resumes and LinkedIn profiles.
We know that it’s hard for job seekers to cut through all that the noise. That’s where we come in. We work with you to make sure your resume is top-notch and your LinkedIn profile shines.
Not job-seeker? Your LinkedIn profile is still important! It could be the key to getting tapped for a TED Talks speaking engagement, a consulting opportunity, or that role on the Board you’ve been considering.