Thursday, 23 June 2011

No, It is Not JUST a Picture!

          Have you ever been in the situation where you are wondering how you just cannot get that job you have applied for over and over again?   Well, the solution may be as simple as your selection of a profile picture on LinkedIn.    Be careful to select your picture wisely because for all of you jobseekers, it could either make, or break your chances of success.  Make sure to use a personal picture that captures you (and you ONLY) in your best business attire with a haircut and smile that tells the viewer that you are personable and qualified for the job.   Keep in mind that you want to be the focal point of the photograph, so do not wear large pieces of jewelry.  Keep it simple and professional. This includes what you are doing at the moment of the picture. Ensure that your pose or actions are appropriate, and demonstrate the qualities of a desirable employee.  Usually, a high quality close up shot of your face is the best choice.   This avoids the possibility of other distractions in the background that would take away from keeping the focus on you!   Don’t bother changing your picture as often as your friends do.  In fact, once you have found the perfect picture, keep it because it is much easier for employers to remember and keep track of you.  A good picture can easily last 5 years.  Lastly, make this picture available for everyone accessing LinkedIn.  Why wouldn’t you want everyone to see this picture that you have put so much effort into?  So, as we can see, it isn’t JUST a picture; it’s a process, and could be the ticket to your success.

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