Did you know that LinkedIn profiles with profile pictures are 14 times more likely to be viewed? Because of that, LinkedIn has provided us with a handy guide to taking the perfect work selfie with your smartphone to use as your main photo.
In “The LinkedIn Guide to the Perfect #WorkSelfie,” LinkedIn takes into account both work appropriateness and photographic technique. First, LinkedIn suggests using a plain background, which keeps the focus on your face. Natural light is best for photos so avoid flash; south-facing windows usually provide good light. Use a makeshift tripod to eliminate any “selfie arm.” Try using flattering angles, like looking up at the camera, as well as the rule of thirds.