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I’ve been blogging a lot recently about the importance of a personal brand, so when I came across an article titled “How To Take a Headshot That Reflects Your True Personal Brand” I felt the need to share!

Simply from experience you probably know why this is an important topic. You’ve probably seen someone’s LinkedIn profile pic and thought, “THAT’S the photo they selected?!!! Why???!!!”

On the flip side, you’ve probably seen profile pics that made you think, “Man, that’s what I need!”

It comes down to this – you don’t want to over-think your profile pic to the point that you project the personality of someone who tries to hard, but at the same time you don’t want to under-think it so that you come off as unprofessional.

The article breaks down tips on the following:

    1. Wardrobe
    2. Poses
    3. Background

It then calls out a few more bonus tips to consider.

Just remember – your profile pic needs to represent who you really are. If you’re not comfortable with it, then it’s probably wrong.

I’m curious – how have you chosen your profile pic before? Let me know in the comments!