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9 LinkedIn Profile Picture FAILS

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Selfies, closeups, glamour shots…

There are so many bad photos out there.

Don’t let them creep into your LinkedIn profile!

(Please, we beg you.)

Here are a few fails that a lot of people make the mistake of doing when it comes to their LinkedIn profile pictures:

 

1. Cropping people out of your picture.

I mean, c’mon. We know you have friends, but they shouldn’t make an appearance on your LinkedIn photo. Especially when it’s only half their face.

Cropping
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2. Using a poorly lit or blurry photo.

Oh, hey, Casper. I see you’re looking for new opportunities.

Dark or blurry photo
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3. Using Instagram filters.

Yes, we know Valencia is so flattering, but it’s not professional. Save the filters for Instagram.

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4. Taking yourself too seriously.

Just stop. You look ridiculous.

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5. Having a duck face or any other goofy expression.

Who ever thought making a duck face was flattering anyway?! Stop quacking us up.

Selfie

6. Not smiling or looking at the camera.

“I see you’re too cool to look at the camera. I guess you’re too cool to work at our company.” – What every employer thinks when they see this.

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7. Being too far away or too close up to the camera.

We all DEFINITELY do not need to see your latest nose hair additions.

Close up
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8. Using black & white photo.

Hello, we live in color. Your picture should be in color.

Black and white
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9. NOT HAVING A PICTURE AT ALL!

Unless the generic avatar looks exactly like you. In that case, full steam ahead, my friend.

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Ariella Coombs Ariella is the Content Strategist and Career Coach for Work It Daily. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Follow her @AriellaCoombs or find her on Google+.