The Wall Street Journal recently published a great article about the importance of your LinkedIn profile picture. Your profile picture is instrumental in forging your online brand and identity. According to LinkedIn research, profiles with a profile picture are seven times more likely to be viewed than profiles without a profile picture. This is huge! Since your profile picture directly affects your profile’s open rate, rather than uploading an outdated photo of yourself taken at a wedding, why not approach the selection of your profile photo strategically?
Link to WSJ article, The Art of Online Portraiture by CHERYL LU-LIEN TAN
Top 5 LinkedIn Profile Picture Tips According to the WSJ
Here are some tips I culled from the article along with my own reaction and recommendations: