Did you know that LinkedIn profiles with pictures attract 50-70% more inquiries than profiles without pictures? That’s a huge audience that you don’t want to miss! Here are 10 tips to maximize your LinkedIn profile with a picture.
      1.     Use a photo of you in your profile — don’t use a photo of an object.
  1.  Don’t use an old photo. Show what you look today, not 10 years ago.
  1.  At a minimum, your photo should include your head and shoulders, not just a close-up of your face.
  1. Smile! Radiate warmth and friendliness.
  1. Photos should be professionally done, if possible (skip the Glamour Shots).
  1. Wear your most complementary color. Bright colors can attract attention; avoid patterns.
  1. Don’t have other people in your photos (don’t crop other people out of a picture either— there should not be any errant body parts in your LinkedIn photo!).
  1. Make sure the background in the photo isn’t distracting.
  1. Relax. Look directly at the camera.
  1. Take multiple shots and ask people their opinion on which one makes you seem most “approachable.”
Tips for Men: Wear a dark blue or black suite with dress shirt. No t-shirts or Hawaiian shirts. No busy or crazy patterns.
Tips for Women: Wear something you feel comfortable in. No t-shirts. No big or busy patterns. Soft, dark v-necks look great. Black always works; avoid white. Your hair and makeup should look professional or if possible, be professionally done.