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Make the Right Impression with Your LinkedIn Profile Picture

One of the first things people will look at on your LinkedIn profile is your profile picture. Therefore it is a huge contributing factor to the first impression they will have of you.

What does your current profile picture look like? Is it a selfie, an old picture, do you have friends or family in the background? These are some things you need to keep in mind when choosing a LinkedIn profile picture and if you said yes to any of them, then it's time for a new headshot.

Have you ever heard of something called the Halo Effect ? If not, the halo effect is the tendency for an impression created in one area to influence opinion in another area. So for example, if you think someone looks like a nice person, you are more likely to assume that person is also socially competent. This may or not be true, but this is an impression that can be given off by a picture. What kind of impression do you want to give off in your picture?

Your first priority when setting up your LinkedIn page or optimizing your profile is to make sure you have a profile picture. But not just any picture, we recommend a professional headshot. We will be hosting a LinkedIn Hints, Tips & Headshots workshop in which you will be able to sit for a professional headshot for use on your LinkedIn profile or other professional networks while networking with local professionals.

Join us on Tuesday, February 26th and stop by anytime between 5pm and 7pm for networking and picture taking.

We will do a short 15 to 20 minute presentation at 6pm with loads of hints and tips on how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile including best practices for optimizing images, crafting copy, leveraging keywords, adding links and downloads, participating in groups and making connections.

The event is $50 and includes a single digital file of your headshot as well as a copy of our presentation. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Children's Brain Tumor Family Foundation to help fight pediatric brain tumors. Give us a 'like' on a Jersey Girls Marketing social media platform (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) for an extra portrait shot!

Business attire is suggested for the photo. Light refreshments will be served. Invite your friends and spread the word about this awesome event!

*Must register prior to the day of the event*

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