This week I have the honor of inviting back my mentor, former manager, and friend as our guest blogger. Miguel de Jesus is a highly accomplished leadership, marketing and personal development executive, with over 30 years leading business management, global sales/marketing with two Fortune 500 companies. He is currently an executive coach, sales leadership training professional, and digital marketer, helping to develop business leaders, to making better decisions, and getting better results.
Why Your LinkedIn Head Shot May Be Holding You Back
Miguel A. de Jesus, Certified Professional Coach
Recruiters, colleagues, and potential clients are 14 times more likely to click on your LinkedIn profile if you have a photo. If you’re spending hours editing your summary statement, ensure you give equal time to the images.
Speaking of images, researchers also say that most viewers take only about one-tenth of a second to form judgements about how trustworthy and competent you are. Learn how to make your LinkedIn photo say what you want it to say and deliver the message quickly.
Tried and True Tips for Your LinkedIn Photo
Numerous studies show some techniques are effective for any line of work or any stage in your career. When you’re trying to convey your professionalism, it’s usually okay to look a little conventional.
On the other hand, maybe you need to stand out or communicate your unique personal brand. Experiment with these more creative ideas.
Miguel A. de Jesús
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