A profile photo may receive up to 21 times more profile views than those lacking photos, according to LinkedIn, the largest professional network.
However, many people use outdated photos or inappropriate ones
“There are a number of professional profile photo ‘no-no’s’ including scowling, wearing sunglasses or clothing items with prints, as well as standing alongside other people – or next to someone’s shoulder and arm in the case of a cropped image,” says Debi Cramer, founder and principle photographer at Thirty-Eighth Avenue Photography in Plymouth.
Thirty-Eighth Avenue Photography, a commercial and fine art photography studio, is holding an “Ugly LinkedIn Profile Photo” contest now through Nov. 31.
Three people will be selected for the “Ugly LinkedIn Profile Photo” and will receive a professional portrait taken at Thirty-Eighth Avenue Photography’s new studio at 27 Danforth Lane in Plymouth.
To enter the contest, email your LinkedIn URL to Debi Cramer, founder and principle photographer at Thirty-Eighth Avenue Photography, 38thavephotograp
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