LinkedIn tip: Don’t skip the profile pic
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“Your photo is your virtual handshake, so upload a photo that aligns with your role as a professional but also makes you seem approachable,” says Catherine Fisher, a San Francisco-based LinkedIn career expert. “Professionals who include a profile photo receive up to 21 times more profile views.” And remember to keep it professional, Fisher adds. Unless you’re a veterinarian, a photo with your cat is probably not the best choice. Here’s how to take a LinkedIn photo that makes you look as trustworthy as possible.