LinkedIn is a network of professionals. You’re a professional. You need to look the part. These types of profile pics just don’t make the grade:
No image at all. Faceless. Unrecognisable. Lazy.
The Full Body
A little bit fancy, but when rendered as a 50 X 50 thumbnail against your status updates and posts I can’t make out your face.
It’s the whole family (inc. your dog). Lovely, but way too much back-story.
The Person of Action
So that’s you trekking in the Himalayas/ skydiving/ competing in a half-marathon – and your point is…?
The Party Girl/ Guy
You love to party, and here you are just a little bit pissed (we can tell that by the way you’re neck-clutching that bottle of Moet).
Well, that certainly is a VAST AMOUNT of cleavage.
The Fancy Dress
You’re dressed as a zombie and that scares me. You’re in a tuxedo and that scares me even more.
The Younger You
You from 10+ years ago – fine if you’re not planning on ever meeting anyone in person.