Recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds per LinkedIn and 19% of that time looking at the profile picture.
How to get a winning profile photo
- Sunglasses make their wearer look 10% less likable. Eye obstruction via hair, glare, and shadow didn’t make a difference in likeability, but bring down perceived competence by 15% and influence by 8%.
- Have the photo professionally taken.
- In regards to making someone like and trust you, smiling with teeth showing has twice the effect of smiling with your mouth closed.
- Doing so for the picture does wonders for getting you hired, as people perceive you to be 43% more competent and 58% more influential in your industry.
photo by: avidcareerist