LinkedIn Tip: Photos Matter

Posted December 21, 2010 by Marcy Twete in Networking Buzz

I’ve had a number of “blind” meetings in the last few weeks. And a number of these meetings have sparked the following tip: Make sure your LinkedIn photo is recent and actually looks like you.

Imagine walking through a coffee shop looking for a blonde only to find out after asking a number of people if they are, in fact, the person you are waiting that the person you are waiting for is actually a brunette, not a blonde as their LinkedIn photo indicates.

Photos matter, peeps. Update yours today!

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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.



    Alot of people don't update their profiles every single day. So not a realistic expectation.


    Good advice, Marcy. So I guess I should use my Facebook picture where I was about 5 years old, huh?

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