First impressions matter and your LinkedIn photo is often the first thing that people see of you. So use the chance to make a great first impression! Here are 10 types of LinkedIn photos that we see too often. Avoid these at all costs.

1. The Selfie

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2. The Blurry Snap

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3. The Random Outdoor Shot

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4. The Guess What I Look Like

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5. The Hipster

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6. The In Da Club

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7. The Mug Shot / Deer In Headlights

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8. The Family Portrait

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9. The Badly Cropped Shot

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10. No Photo At All

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3 keys to a great LinkedIn photo:

  1. Look at the camera and give a little smile

  2. You don’t need to be dressed up, but look professional

  3. The photo can be outdoors. In fact, it’s even nicer if it’s not a glamour studio shot. But avoid selfies, be in focus, and choose a setting that makes sense