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The LinkedIn Guide to the Perfect #WorkSelfie

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Your LinkedIn profile is 14x more likely to be viewed simply by adding a profile photo. Follow these tips to take the perfect #WorkSelfie for your LinkedIn profile.

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The LinkedIn Guide to the Perfect #WorkSelfie

  1. THELINKEDINGUIDE TOTHEPERFECT #WORKSELFIE
  2. Buildingyourprofessionalbrandisessentialto careersuccess.Oneofthemostimportant partsofcreatingtherightimpressionishaving therightprofilephoto. Infact,youare14x morelikelytobeviewedifyouhaveaprofile photo. Luckily,youdon’tneedtobooka professionalphotographer.Allyoureallyneed isyoursmartphonetotakea#workselfie.Getisyoursmartphonetotakea#workselfie.Get startedwiththesetips.  OVERVIEW
  3. Usingabackgroundsuchasawhitewallwill ensurethefocusispurelyonyourfaceandnot onwhatisbehindyou.Makesurethewallis clearofanypictures,signsorphotobombers! DO BEAWARE OFYOUR SURROUNDINGS
  4. Naturallightisyourbestfriend,sostayaway from theflash.South-facingwindowsareperfect, aslightwillhityoustraightonandcompliment yourface.Avoiddirectsunlightasshadowscan beharshonfaces. DO USENATURAL LIGHT
  5. DSLRsorphonesbothworkwell.Ifyou’reusing asmartphone,makesureit’safairlyrecent smartphone.Findamakeshifttripod(awallor bookshelf)toavoidaselfiearm.Rememberto usethefront-facingcamera. DO USETHE RIGHTCAMERA
  6. Lookupatthecamera–itisamoreflattering anglebecauseitemphasizesyoureyesandmakes yourfaceandneckseem smaller.Lookingdown onacameraisusuallynotasflatteringforthe exactoppositereason. DO THINKABOUT THEANGLE
  7. Headandshouldersmakethebest#workselfie,which meansanoff-the-shouldertopmightnotbethebest. Youdon’twantanythingtoodistracting–butdon’tbe afraidtowearcolour. DO THINKABOUT WHATYOU’RE WEARING
  8. Thebestphotosfollow theruleofthirds. Thismeansthatyoureyesshouldbeonethird ofthewaydownfrom thetopofthephotoand offtooneside.Leaveplentyofdistancebetween yourselfandthelenssoyoucancropthe picturelater. DON’TCENTER YOURSELFX
  9. Duckface,pouting,sparrow face,fishlips, belfie,thebed,thebathroom,the restaurant,theseatbelt,thegym.Just someoftheselfiesthatdon’thaveaplace onyourLinkedInprofile.Show yournatural selfbyrelaxingyourfaceandexpression. DON’TDO A CLICHÉSELFIEX
  10. SO TO RECAP… Dobeawareofyoursurroundings Dousenaturallight Dousetherightcamera Dothinkabouttheangle Dothinkaboutwhatyou’rewearing Don’tcenteryourself DonDon’tdoaclichéselfieX X
  11. Takenagreat#workselfie? ShareitonLinkedInand othersocialnetworksusing thehashtag!

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